Urban Fold


A raging fire guts Adler & Sullivan's 1891 K.A.M./Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood and, in silencing the rich echoes of over a century of human aspiration, offers a potent reminder of how architecture channels urban memory.
Jan 9, 2006   Repeat
Will cable and satellite TV make the massive Cesar Pelli-designed HDTV tower proposed for Chicago's Gold Coast a white elephant? Lynn Becker critiques the Beitler Tower proposal.
Oct 25, 2005   Repeat
Milwaukee's 1965 Amtrak Station is a shrine to bad design, but it still has its charms, which stand to be wiped out by the plan to fix it.
Oct 19, 2005   Repeat
In banishing the Marshall Fields name, Federated Department Stores is just doing to Chicago what's its already done to cities across the country. The implications are anything but positive, writes Lynn Becker.
Sep 21, 2005   Repeat
A contest sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the AIA is hoping to make recycling hip in Chicago again.
Sep 4, 2005   Repeat
Rethinking death and the city.
Jun 11, 2005   Repeat
Can urban planning be a means to great architecture?
Jun 7, 2005   Repeat
Plans to slip a sparkling new 72 story condo tower behind vintage facades spurs debate on the nature of architectural preservation.
May 16, 2005   Repeat
The will to kitschy architecture outruns rational planning.
Apr 16, 2005   Repeat
A new exhibition asks whether top designers can rescue manufactured housing from the public's disdain.
Mar 6, 2005   Repeat
10 Chicago architects share their visions for Chicago's future.
Dec 17, 2004   Repeat