A new book charts the development of Chicago architecture as the city grew from a cow-town to a Midwestern metropolis.
“Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterpieces” was written by John Zukowsky, who was curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago for 26 years.
Zukowsky joins host Phil Ponce in discussion.
A book launch for “Building Chicago” takes place at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. $10-$15. The event will include a discussion and signing with author John Zukowsky. A special edition of the interview series, Conversations with Ed Tracy, will feature Zukowsky, art historian Rolf Achilles and architectural photographer Lee Bey. Get tickets and more information.
Sept. 12: Architect Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang unveil their new Commons building and courtyard at the University of Chicago. We speak with the architect and get a tour.
Sept. 7: Architecture critic Blair Kamin on the future redevelopment of the Tribune Tower and the rise of a new Jeanne Gang-designed addition to the Chicago skyline.
Aug. 31: Renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf pays a visit to his Chicago masterpiece and talks about its evolution over the last 12 years.