After decades of neglect and decay, Chicago’s historic Uptown Theater is finally being brought back to life. And some of the original light fixtures – painstakingly restored – will soon make their way back to the 1925 movie palace.
When walking through Chicago’s older neighborhoods, you can often find hints about the history of their buildings just by looking up. Geoffrey Baer looks back – and up – at some architectural gems.
Making sense of the proposals in the O’Hare design competition with the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic Blair Kamin.
Saturday marks 125 years since the opening of the historic building that houses the Art Institute of Chicago. We reflect on the past – and look to the future – with James Rondeau, the museum’s president and director.
New York-based architect Robert A.M. Stern is anticipating the completion of his first Chicago skyscraper, Streeterville’s One Bennett Park.
The Chicago Tribune architecture critic points out what he sees as the shortcomings of Cityfront Center in Streeterville.
A Chicago apartment building from the 1920s has been radically reimagined. It is now an unusual art gallery designed by a world-renowned architect.
As one of Chicago’s oldest and most prestigious institutions unveils a new look, it also looks back at an event that transformed the city.
How will Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be remembered when it comes to the city’s built environment? Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin weighs in.
After more than 25 years on Michigan Avenue, the cultural organization has moved into a spectacular new space on East Wacker Drive, expanding its mission and its footprint on the city.
Construction on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus recently exposed a slice of Chicago’s buried past.
We take an inside look at Northwestern University's new $270 million athletic center and Jeanne Gang’s new environmentally conscious apartment tower in Hyde Park.
Archaeologists are nearing the end of a monthlong dig in the city’s Old Irving Park neighborhood. What they’re looking for – and what they’ve turned up.
In Chicago’s Fulton Market district, a new co-living space offers shared accommodations for an all-inclusive price. And the company is looking to aggressively expand.
A 162-year-old Chicago home rumored to have once been a stop on the Underground Railroad is now the site of an excavation. What archaeologists are hoping to unearth.
A $1 billion redevelopment of the station would add 330 hotel rooms and more than 400 apartments atop the existing station that was completed in 1925.