Archive for May 2020

Two Chicago Icons Threatened by Recent Rain

Two Chicago Icons Threatened by  Recent Rain
What do Star Trek and Mies Van der Rohe have in common?  Record rain and flooding. Heavy rains and flooding over the weekend threatened two iconic buildings in the Chicago area –the Farnsworth House along the Fox River in Plano Illinois, and the Sears/Willis  Tower  in downtown Chicago. The Farnsworth House is a masterpiece of modernist... Read more »

This day in history

This day in history
In the future, when this day is history, what will future historians say about us, how we live now?  There will be archives, daily news of  life and deaths in these pandemic and dystopian times. There are so many heartbreaking stories. Here is one from the Chicago Tribune today. People are also keeping personal diaries and notebooks.  There are... Read more »