Archive for September 2015

A look at Columbia College Chicago before it was our Columbia College Chicago

A look at Columbia College Chicago before it was our Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago, believe it or not, has been around since 1890. In and around the Loop–and sometimes, it’s even branched into north and south side neighborhoods. Today, it’s a fixture in the South Loop.  Adapting and reusing historical buildings.  And building many new ones.  Departments of dance and journalism and photography and many many... Read more »

Did you know there's a farm on top of McCormick Place?

Did you know there's a farm on top of McCormick Place?
You would never guess in a million years that this picture was taken on the roof of the West Building at McCormick Place. At a farm. There’s a 20,000 square foot, multi-level farm–they call it a garden, but that’s ridiculous–on the McCormick Place roof.  A full-fledged working vegetable farm on the roof of McCormick Place!  A... Read more »

The Field Museum wants to tear down big beautiful Linden trees right in their own backyard

The Field Museum wants to tear down big beautiful Linden trees right in their own backyard
When the Linden trees around the Field Museum of Natural History were put in 16 years ago, it was controversial.  Too many trees are going to mar the facade, said the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic. Now that the Field Museum wants to tear down the trees and replace them with native plantings, another controversy is sprouting.... Read more »
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