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Debris seen inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris’ iconic cathedral. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)

A fire has devastated the 850-year-old cathedral in Paris. What will it take to rebuild the iconic structure? Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin joins us in discussion.

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People pray as Notre Dame cathedral burns in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France.

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Notre Dame Cathedral is burning in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo)

A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, shooting up its long spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

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A rendering of the new One Bennett Park in Chicago designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern (Courtesy Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

New York-based architect Robert A.M. Stern is anticipating the completion of his first Chicago skyscraper, Streeterville’s One Bennett Park. 

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Ping Tom Memorial Park at the Chicago River (Courtesy Metropolitan Planning Council)

From Civil War memorials to reversing the Chicago River, Geoffrey Baer tells us about the new season of the WTTW documentary series, “10 That Changed America.”

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Will an historic lakefront mansion be restored? Or will it fall to the wrecking ball?

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Yesomi Umolu

Chicago as the global center for the future of architecture. Meet Yesomi Umolu, the new artistic leader of the next Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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A still image from the documentary “Architects Marc and Nada Breitman: Talk of the Town.”

Geoffrey Baer travels to France to meet this year’s winners of the Driehaus Prize for architecture.

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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Unity Temple in Oak Park.

Meet Maya Bird-Murphy, an Oak Park architecture enthusiast aiming to open the industry to more minorities and women.

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On a street where homes sell for well over $1 million, one house has been hiding in plain sight for decades. It has been a welcome surprise to preservationists, but not to the developer who now owns it.

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We climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Niles, where centuries-old bronze bells lay quiet – for now.

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In his new PBS special, Geoffrey Baer is immersed in the city’s vibrant culture—architecture, music, dance and history—with three native Cubans as his guides.

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We raise a glass to one of the first female architects in the U.S. with a rum-based sipper that creates beauty from the sour, the bitter and the strange.

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.

The Wisconsin native, born on June 8, 1867, is widely regarded as the greatest American architect ever. We discuss his legacy with David Bagnall, the curator of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

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(Giuseppe Milo / Flickr)

The 92-story skyscraper is a regular feature of Chicago architecture tours. But a changing political landscape has led some tour guides to be more careful with their comments about the structure.

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A self-described “rooftopper” dangles his feet, a familiar perspective for such photographers, while sitting atop a Chicago skyscraper. (Courtesy Andrew Fitzsimmons)

A recent post on a social news sharing website caught our attention. In the image, a pair of legs dangle above the Chicago River, seeming to float above Wacker Drive. We had to find out who was behind the lens.

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