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MAYOR EMMANUEL WANTS CITY LIT FOR TOURISM

As if the cityís multi-million dollar sustainable development plan was not enough, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to light up the night sky with a spectacular citywide light show to increase more tourism. To accomplish this glorious feat, Rahm is introducing an international design competition that welcomes teams of artists, architects, engineers and designers to light up Chicagoís architectural wonders in a unique and different way.

While the Light-up Chicago initiative will focus primarily on inner city improvements, the spotlight will ultimately include neighboring areas as well.

Project initiatives are under the supervision of Lou Raizin, president of Broadway in Chicago. Raizin says:

Itís about creating a spectacle that winds up allowing us to be sensitive to the assets that we have, but making a pivot that takes the old guard to the vanguard. Itís not just washing a building with light. Itís about creating theater. Itís about engaging. Itís not just color. Itís three-dimensional. Itís really creating events in light.

Chicago has always been a favorite tourist destination, and with this citywide ornamentation, the Mayor hopes to see a 10 percent rise in annual visitors by 2020.

Source: Suntimes

 

 

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  THE ABSENT COLUMN

 

The controversial 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 Superior Street. Northwestern alum Nathan Eddy captured the debate over Goldberg's clover-shaped building in this short documentary.

 

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Good Reads

 

LIVING STREETS

 

Strategies for Crafting

Public Space

 

Lesley Bain,  Barbara Gray

and Dave Rodgers

 

John Wiley & Sons, Inc

ISBN: 978-0-470-90381-0
March 2012
336 pages, Hardcover US $85.00

 

Urban 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 humanityís greatest and most complex achievements, however, not a single successful city can be the outcome of one personís or organizationís ideas.

 

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University of Chicago

New Lab Schools Building  

 

With university-related 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.

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Articles

 

 

Preservation Station

Winner ó Christopher Rutt Best Exterior Rehabilitation

 

2012 DRIEHAUS BUNGALOW AWARDS

 

The Rutts were tired of their backyardís 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.

 

 

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150 North Riverside

 

150 N. Riverside.

Office Tower

Proposed Ht 53 stories, 700 feet

Architect: Goettsch Partners

Scheduled Construction mid-2014

 

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