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The Art Institute of Chicago in 1893 (Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago)

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.

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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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The Chicago Tribune architecture critic points out what he sees as the shortcomings of Cityfront Center in Streeterville.

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The facade and interior of Wrightwood 659 (Credit: Jeff Goldberg)

A Chicago apartment building from the 1920s has been radically reimagined. It is now an unusual art gallery designed by a world-renowned architect. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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(Courtesy of the Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive)

Construction on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus recently exposed a slice of Chicago’s buried past.

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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.

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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.

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Co-living facility Quarters is located in the Fulton Market district. (Chicago Tonight)

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.

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The Gray-Cloud house in 2017. (Courtesy of David Cloud)

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.

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(Solomon Cordwell Buenz)

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.

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A viewer wants to know why the towers atop an iconic Chicago skyscraper have changed height. Geoffrey Baer proves himself equal to the task in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

The project that will transform 19.3 acres of Jackson Park into the Obama Presidential Center aced its final in a series of city votes Wednesday.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

The Obama Presidential Center keeps getting green lights even though important architectural details are missing. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin weighs in.