January 9, 2006, 2pm PST
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.
October 25, 2005, 12pm PDT
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.
October 19, 2005, 12pm PDT
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.
September 21, 2005, 12pm PDT
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.
September 4, 2005, 5am PDT
A contest sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the AIA is hoping to make recycling hip in Chicago again.
June 11, 2005, 9am PDT
Rethinking death and the city.
June 7, 2005, 6am PDT
Can urban planning be a means to great architecture?
May 16, 2005, 6am PDT
Plans to slip a sparkling new 72 story condo tower behind vintage facades spurs debate on the nature of architectural preservation.
April 16, 2005, 9am PDT
The will to kitschy architecture outruns rational planning.
March 6, 2005, 9am PST
A new exhibition asks whether top designers can rescue manufactured housing from the public's disdain.
December 17, 2004, 12pm PST
10 Chicago architects share their visions for Chicago's future.
September 4, 2004, 7am PDT
Millennium Park - it's big, it's pretty; it's wildly popular. Does it make any difference?