Archive for Chicago Architecture Foundation

Fun With Urban Planning: Big Data’s Colorful History in Chicago Urban Planning

What would Daniel Burnham do with Google Maps? During a Lunch Talks lecture at the Chicago Architecture Foundation last week, architectural historian and architect Jen Masengarb used questions like that as a starting point to examine the ways Big Data was a big deal in Chicago urban planning long before the advent of spreadsheets and [Read More]

December 23, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Fun With Urban Planning: Big Data’s Colorful History in Chicago Urban Planning | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations

Adventures in Architecture: Skyline Stories Tells the History of Chicago’s Great Buildings

Now, after we accidentally leaked some of this content a little while ago by stumbling across one of the videos on YouTube, the Chicago Architecture Foundation has officially launched its Skyline Stories online experience: Skyline Stories is a participatory story experience created by the Chicago Architecture Foundation that investigates Chicago’s most iconic buildings. Users are [Read More]

November 02, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Adventures in Architecture: Skyline Stories Tells the History of Chicago’s Great Buildings | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Cook County, Locations

Chicago Architecture: More than Meets the Eye

It’s been estimated that 50 million tourists trek to the Windy City every year. On top of that, the city is the most populous in Illinois and the Midwest with more than 2.7 million residents. But, how many of these tourists and residents are actually seeing the city? To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty [Read More]

March 25, 2013 | Author: Claire Mabry | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education, Events, Events AOI, Featured

Chew On These Architecture Lectures

Hey, Chicago residents, did you know that you can construct your lunchtime around Chicago architecture each week? Every Wednesday, the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts drop-in lunchtime lectures that discuss Chicago architecture from recent research in architectural history to current projects around the area. Bring a lunch to the Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall Gallery, 224 [Read More]

June 14, 2011 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Events, In the City

Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Chicago From the Ground

There is an exhibit in the city that offers a three-dimensional portrait of downtown Chicago. It’s called Chicago Model City and it tells the story behind the planning of Chicago. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 320-square-foot model of the city that is the only accurate and up-to-date model of downtown Chicago. Also featured: [Read More]

December 12, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: City of Chicago, Events, In the City

Tour Chicago’s Curved Shapes in the Skyline

Ever hear the name Bertrand Goldberg? If you are a fan of rounded Chicago architecture, I’ll bet you have. Bertrand Goldberg (1913-1997) was a native Chicagoan who “broke the box” and brought new ideas to mid-century Modern architecture as a round-building architect. To honor his philosophies, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting a bus tour [Read More]

December 10, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Cook County, Events, In the City

Imagine a Carless Chicago

Hey Chicago residents: Got a minute? Change your city! CEOs for Cities, and the Chicago Transit Authority, has launched a new campaign called Give a Minute for Chicago. It was designed for residents to help make Chicago an easier place to get around without owning a car. Some city officials, including CTA Chairman Terry Peterson, [Read More]

November 08, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: City of Chicago, Cook County, Green Living, Social Media
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