Category: architecture

It's not just the heat

It's not just the heat
Summers are getting hotter. From Siberia to Seattle, people are dealing with intense heat they are not prepared for. In the Pacific Northwest, hot and dry conditions are causing pavement to buckle and fueling wildfires. Along the coastline, clams and oysters cooked in their shells on the beaches. In New York and California, people are... Read more »

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 »

Chicagohenge---You are Here

Chicagohenge---You are Here
Approaching the autumn equinox, you are here. Baseball has its numbered days, and tomatoes are ripening. The hurricane season is getting more active. Nights are early now. The full Harvest Moon on September 13 is waning.  Mornings have a crispness and clarity. And the sun is a golden light on everything. It is this time, around... Read more »
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