The memorial will be built at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., near the U.S. Capitol Building on the east end of the park. (Paula Nardini / Pexels)

"The role of the journalist has never been more important, and the ideals of a free press never more consequential than it is today," architect John Ronan said.

(Credit: Flyover by Pursuit)

Utilizing footage captured by a drone, flight members swoop through iconic landmarks in seats engineered to feel every dip and dive of the ride, just as if you were on a rollercoaster.

Jackson Park (WTTW)

Since no one program could contain every beautiful place in town, its high time for the sequel. “The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2” debuted Monday on WTTW.

Graceland Cemetery’s new entry plaza is designed to lure people into the 120-acre green space. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Graceland Cemetery has debuted a new entryway designed to draw people in rather than keep people out, embracing its status as one of Chicago’s great green spaces.

The Century Building, 202 S. State St., built in 1916, architects Holabird and Roche. Consumers Building, 220 S. State St., built in 1913, architects Jenney, Mundie and Jensen. (Preservation Chicago / Eric Allix Rogers)

The Century and Consumers buildings, long championed by local preservationists, have been jointly designated one of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the U.S. in an annual list released Tuesday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Warehouse (l), Werner Brothers Storage Building and Continental Can Company Building are all the 2023 list of Preservation Chicago's Most Endangered buildings. (Credits: Serhii Chrucky, Ward Miller, Serhii Chrucky / Preservation Chicago)

“The Warehouse should be protected as a symbol of the rich history of Chicago’s LBGTQ+ African-American community, the incredible story of house music and the groundbreaking impact that Frankie Knuckles had on the sound of modern music today,” Preservation Chicago said.

The lobby of The Rookery building. (Meredith Francis / WTTW)

In a new WTTW special, Geoffrey Baer takes viewers on a tour of some of Chicago’s most beautiful places. Some may be familiar, but others less so.

Netsch House, 1700 N. Hudson Ave. (Twitter / Chicago Department of Planning and Development)

The preservation community is coming around to considering the 1970s and 1980s to be historic, ushering in a new wave of buildings up for landmark consideration.

Architect Carol Ross Barney speaks with “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

Chicagoans not familiar with the name Carol Ross Barney almost certainly have experienced some of her work. From the Chicago Riverwalk to CTA stations, her designs are part of everyday life in the city. 

(Credit: Lee Bey)

What do you get when you put two of Chicago’s preeminent architecture critics together? A thought-provoking book about the city’s storied architecture.

The Clarke House, built in 1836, is now the Clarke-Ford House. (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

The Clarke House, built in 1836, is now the Clarke-Ford House to reflect the stewardship of Bishop Louis Henry and Margaret Ford, who rescued the building for posterity.

Amanda Williams appears on "Chicago Tonight" on Oct. 13, 2022. (WTTW News)

Three Chicago residents were among the group honored this year. One of those honorees is Amanda Williams, an artist who uses color and architecture to explore issues of race and the built environment. 

Fulton East is among the new sites participating in Open House Chicago 2022. (Courtesy of LJC)

The two-day architecture festival, set for Oct. 15-16, is back to in-person tours, with new sites and new communities — hello, Chatham and Hermosa — making their debut. Time to start mapping out a plan of attack.

An image of photographer and preservationist Richard Nickel on display at a Driehaus Museum exhibition. (WTTW News)

A new exhibition, “Capturing Louis Sullivan: What Richard Nickel Saw,” explores the work of architect Louis Sullivan and a photographer on a life’s mission to capture his impact amid disappearing buildings.

The James R. Thompson Center is pictured on July 12, 2022. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Google’s announcement that it would take the Helmut Jahn-designed structure off the state of Illinois’ hands caps a years-long effort to figure out what to do with 1.2-million-square-foot building at Randolph and LaSalle streets with its distinctive red-and-blue accented steel frame.

Winner of the Front Garden award, Nestor Rodriguez, Avondale. (Chicago Bungalow Association)

From planter boxes to koi ponds, these Chicago gardeners know how to create an oasis in the city.