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Old 12-16-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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A Chicago December









2016 is Chicago Architecture Foundation's fiftieth anniversary


Boston Globe, Dec 16, 2016 article - "More landmark buildings remade into unique hotels".
CHICAGO — In the lofty skylit atrium of the early high-rise Railway Exchange is the pride of the Chicago Architecture Foundation: a 320-square-foot model of the city’s skyline and its famous skyscrapers.
But the visitors and locals gathering around it today aren’t heading out to see those. They’re here for something unexpected. This group is going on a tour of downtown hotels.




Washington Post, February 24, 2017
An architectural legacy worth celebrating

https://www.washingtonpost.com/reale...=.b519a1925272

"...Jen Masengarb, director of interpretation and research at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF). She approached the seminar question — how culture impacts design — by inverting it.
In Chicago, she said, it is design and architecture that impact culture.
For her and the CAF, the legacy of historically significant architects and architecture is one of the most tangible and meaningful attributes defining the character and culture of Chicago."

"The CAF plays a major role in ensuring that Chicagoans and tourists see, understand and appreciate the city’s architectural heritage. Among the city’s largest cultural organization, the CAF has a $20 million annual budget enabling it to educate people who become knowledgeable and caring about architecture and who will have high design expectations."

"The CAF proactively showcases, every day of the year, historic and contemporary architecture across the city, including its neighborhoods. Public lectures, workshops and events teach tourists and residents about design, design thinking, state-of-the-art building technology and the web of forces shaping the built environment."

The Architect’s Newspaper, Sept 12, 2017
“Chicago Architecture Foundation announces new Chicago Architecture Center”

“Currently located in the Daniel Burnham-designed Railway Exchange building on South Michigan Avenue, the institution’s offices and exhibition space will soon be located in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed 111 East Wacker building.”
“The new location along the river will bring the foundation much closer to the throngs of tourists walking along the “Magnificent Mile.”
https://archpaper.com/2017/09/chicag...ecture-center/





























From Chicago Curbed, Dec 1, 2017
To mark the one year anniversary of the Chicago Riverwalk’s completion, design firm Sasaki has released a video showing the 1.25-mile-long linear waterfront park
https://vimeo.com/243321628































150 North Riverside, Goettsch Partners


150 North Riverside opens

“The best structural engineers in the world worked on the building,” Rob Chmielowski of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, the Seattle-based firm tapped by Riverside Investment to oversee the building’s structural engineering, tells us.

http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/4/28/...chicago-photos











500 West Madison is connected to the platforms of Ogilvie Transportation Center.


Union Station Transit Center, opened September 4, 2016








Ogilvie Transportation Center, Metra commuter rail lines


RailwayAge, January 13, 2017
USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan
http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/pa...ment-plan.html





RAILWAY AGE
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Amtrak CUS Great Hall work under way

Amtrak’s $22 million project to restore and improve historic Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall is under way. The year-long project will result in a public space painted in its original colors, and made brighter by a restored and protected skylight with improved lighting.

http://m.railwayage.com/index.php/pa...under-way.html



Newly renovated Burlington Room




Very generous outdoor space for a downtown skyscraper, it belongs to the "The Wedding Ring Building", 311 South Wacker Drive, on the next photo
(chicagoarchitecture.info).






LaSalle Street, a film location in the movie, "The Untouchables". “Here Endeth the Lesson”, love this line.


The Rookery Building, 1888, "Chicago's Beloved Icon", according to a banner


"Burnham and Root designed The Rookery’s ornate light court in 1888. Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1907 renovation added geometric light fixtures, white marble cladding and decorative urns at the base of the staircase". - CAF








chicago.curbed.com, August 8, 2017
"An ode to Chicago’s iconic Picasso sculpture"

"Dedicated by Mayor Richard J. Daley on August 15, 1967, the untitled sculpture was received by a perplexed—if not skeptical—public. However, despite its initial lukewarm reception, the 50-foot-tall artwork has become a beloved symbol of downtown Chicago and has made numerous cameos in popular films including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Fugitive."

"Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist who designed the piece for Chicago famously turned down a a $100,000 commission for the sculpture, offering his design as a gift to the city."







Reliance Building, 1895, white terra cotta; now, The Alise Chicago Hotel






Macy's Believe/Make-A-Wish Campaign










Eataly


























































Maggie Daley Park skating ribbon and climbing wall (2014)


















Chicago Cultural Center, largest Tiffany glass dome in the world


Another film location for the movie, “The Untouchables”.


















BLACKSTONE ANNOUNCES LARGEST SINGLE INVESTMENT IN ITS HISTORY:
$500M UPDATE AT WILLIS TOWER. Feb 2, 2017
https://www.bisnow.com/chicago/news/...-chicago-70580





























London Guarantee & Accident Building is now Hilton's LondonHouse hotel.
Boston Globe, Dec 16, 2016 article - "More landmark buildings remade into unique hotels".











Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays,
Peace on Earth in 2017





TheRealDeal
"Rents are collapsing in some of America’s biggest cities"
By Business Insider | September 03, 2017 10:48AM

"Inconvenient math for housing is beginning to dog Chicago: The third largest city in the US has been losing population for years. Not huge numbers, but it adds up… In 2016, according to the Census estimate, the population dropped by about 9,000 people. Since 2014, the population has dropped by about 14,000 people. Chicago’s fiscal woes, junk credit rating, and the threat of bankruptcy hanging over it don’t help."

https://therealdeal.com/2017/09/03/r...iggest-cities/


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Old 12-17-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing these!
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