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The James R. Thompson Center has been controversial since it landed in the Loop in 1985. Now, a new layer of controversy has been added to the building’s history: its potential sale.

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The Frederick C. Robie House – a masterpiece of Prairie School architecture – reopened to the public Friday after a multimillion-dollar restoration both inside and out.

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The O’Hare expansion proposal from Studio ORD (Chicago Department of Aviation)

A new global terminal at O’Hare will be filled with light, wood and trees. We take a closer look at the winning design and discuss the future of airport travel.

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The O’Hare expansion proposal from Studio ORD (Chicago Department of Aviation)

A team of architects led by Jeanne Gang has been chosen to design a $2.2 billion global terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, officials announced Wednesday.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday joined airline executives at a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of his plan to remake O’Hare International Airport.

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Seven teams of designers, artists and architects created new visions of space in the world. We visit the forward-thinking show that recently arrived from Venice, Italy.

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St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8237 S. South Shore Driv. William J. Brinkmann, 1909 (Credit: Eric Allix Rogers)

Preservation Chicago has released its annual list of Chicago’s most threatened historic buildings – and this year, it includes two return entries and an entire category of buildings that dot Chicago’s neighborhoods.

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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.

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The now-closed Church of the Advent, 2900 W. Logan Blvd., in Logan Square.

As religious congregations shrink, churches all over the city are being shuttered and converted into luxury residences. But not everyone is happy with the results. 

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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.

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The O’Hare expansion proposal from Studio ORD (Chicago Department of Aviation)

Making sense of the proposals in the O’Hare design competition with the Chicago Tribune’s architecture critic Blair Kamin.

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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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