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Latest Updates on Innovation in Architecture
Tunnel tests for Chicago's future third-tallest skyscraper showed that the plan for the building—three thin, interconnected high-rises designed by Studio Gang—would not be able to withstand high winds.
Willy Wonka's preferred mode of transport just became a reality. A new kind of elevator uses linear motors, similar to those in maglev trains and HyperLoop, to whiz its cabins through shafts, and will be able to move people up, down, left, or right.
Chicago is filled with some amazing museums, but they aren't equally distributed throughout the city's various neighborhoods. This summer, a mobile museum will travel to communities throughout the city via a floating barge, traversing the Chicago River.
The rise of driverless vehicles and decline in car ownership means reimagining these ubiquitous structures.
Landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh’s firm is based in New York City and his work spans throughout the globe, but Chicago has managed to capture a part of his heart—and he, in turn, has left his own lasting mark on the city.
Architect Patricia Saldaña Natke is a founding partner and president of UrbanWorks, Ltd., an architecture firm dedicated to producing socially and environmentally responsible designs.
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.
5 music venues with significant architecturevia CAF
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.
Biking and Chicago’s Lakefront Trailvia CAF
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