Up or Coming
Owings & Merrill, Public Bldg Comm of Chicago / May 7, 2013)
proposed design for
the new Chinatown library branch at 2100 S. Wentworth
Ave from SOM's Brian Lee.
The two-story, round-edged
building would sit across from the CTA's Cermak-Chinatown
station is is scheduled to open in 2015.
casting the second season of Brother
vs. Brother, HGTV's
hit new competition series featuring The Property
Brothers, as well as a brand new
are holding an open casting call in Chicago on Sunday,
Brother vs. Brother they’re looking for
Passionate, charismatic individuals who
have major hands-on skills, an eye for renovation and
real estate know-how.
(Contractors, carpenters, Interior designers,
architects, real estate professionals, artists and those
with design expertise).
the New Renovation Competition Series
they’re looking for:
Dynamic friends, couples or family
members with big dreams and a love for renovation and
(Handy teams of two who think they have a superior eye
for design. Although home renovation experience is a
plus, it is not required).
When: Sunday, September 22nd from 10AM to 1PM
Where: The Westin Michigan Avenue, 909 North Michigan
Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
On Location: Chicago
Steven Dahlman | Loop North News
FOR SECONDS IN THE SECOND CITY
Transformers 4 was in action around the Mag Mile Sunday morning. Helicopter scenes were
conducted over the lowered DuSable Bridge at Michigan
Avenue and also through the raised bridges at Wabash
Avenue, State Street, and Dearborn Street. This same
stunt was done two years ago almost to the day for a
six-second shot that made it into the previous
(Above) Actors Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Charlie
Barnett, and Marina City in a scene filmed on the State
Street Bridge on February 5 for the NBC television show
Chicago Fire. (Click on image to view larger version.)
FIRE'S STATE STREET SCENE
28-Feb-13 – Marina City and the State Street Bridge
made their Chicago Fire debut as a scene filmed on
February 5 aired Wednesday night on NBC.
the three-minute scene for the episode Better to Lie, a
Chicago Fire Department truck goes east on Wacker Drive,
then west on Wacker Drive, and finally arrives from the
north on State Street just shy of the bridge. They find
a Buick LaSabre has struck a bicycle messenger and
crashed into a light pole. The driver of the car is
gone. A passenger is stuck. The messenger is under the
car, gone to bike messenger heaven.
Fire fighters soon track down the driver on the State
Street Bridge – on the wrong side of the railing –
looking like he is going to jump into the Chicago River.
Trying to lure him back, Peter Mills, played by Charlie
Barnett, tells the man that the messenger is ok – which
is kind of untrue – but it works.
figured it was better to lie to him and get him down,”
says Mills. “He can get over it later.”
Read complete story at redeyechicago.com
RE-MAKING OF LOYOLA
Lakeshore Campus -
Sports and Student Center
December 3, 2013
Cliff Dwellers Club
200 South Michigan, 22nd Floor, Chicago
presentation will provide an overview of the ongoing
work and key structural solutions for the
Gentile Center basketball arena,
adjoining Norville Center for Varsity Athletics, and
the new Alumni Student Center.
of the dinner meeting is $45 for SEAOI Members and
$65 for non-members. Individuals who wish to attend
this function should contact SEAOI Administrative
Assistant Brenda Wiseman at
email@example.com or 312-726-4165 x200, by
Friday, November 30, 2013.
bar will open at 5:15 pm and dinner will be served
at 6:00 pm. The program is scheduled to begin at
demolition of the old Prentice Women's Hospital,
designed by famed Marina City architect Bertrand
Goldberg, commenced after preservationists failed to
secure landmark status for the structure at 250 East
Northwestern alum Nathan
Eddy captured the debate over Goldberg's
clover-shaped building in this short documentary.
Check it out in
Architecture in Motion
“We are excited to return to Chicago to capture the
same unique Chicago look and remarkable architecture
we found so cinematic in 2010,”
memo to building owners, merchants, and residents in
the North Michigan Ave district by the production
crew of Transformers 4.
August 25, 2013
Strategies for Crafting
and Dave Rodgers
John Wiley & Sons, Inc
336 pages, Hardcover US $85.00
Composition: Developing Community through Design, by
Mark C. Childs, the writer of Squares, is a perfect
example of a book that inspires readers to think
outside of the box. In the book, Childs points out
that cities and towns are one of humanity’s greatest
and most complex achievements, however, not a single
successful city can be the outcome of one person’s
or organization’s ideas.
More on this book
and others on our
Good Reads page
University of Chicago
buildings and apartment high-rises leading the way, the fall
architecture scene promises to be one of the most lively
since the recession's onset in 2007. Here's a preview from
Tribune critic Blair Kamin.
Check it out in
Christopher Rutt Best Exterior Rehabilitation
DRIEHAUS BUNGALOW AWARDS
were tired of their backyard’s enclosed porch with brown
siding and lackluster landscaping, so they decided to open
up - and spruce up - the whole area. Follow the link to
check out the results.