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Key Issues

  • New projects and proposals that have Chicago talking—and often debating
  • Changes on the horizon for the buildings and places that dazzle and puzzle us
  • Context for design-related controversies in the news

About This Topic

The changing face of Chicago architecture—in structures old, new and yet to be—will always be newsworthy. Here, we track the buzz and battles, building context around a city’s issues as they unfold.

What buildings will arrive to affect the city’s architectural environment? Which Chicago structures and areas are prime candidates for adaptive reuse? What new projects under construction will we be talking about most? In Evolving Chicago, we will be listening, looking ahead and letting you know what’s happening around the city.

Latest Updates on Evolving Chicago

2019

From CAC

5 downtown buildings you should know

CAC

Chicago is world-renowned for its architecture, and dozens of iconic buildings in the Loop alone speak to our city’s important role in architectural innovation. Here are five downtown buildings you should know. 

Chicago Uncovered: Reid Murdoch Building

ABC7

ABC7 is teaming up with the Chicago Architecture Center as part of a new series called Chicago Uncovered to showcase locations, new and old, that distinguish Chicago among other cities.

Chicago Uncovered: NEMA Chicago

ABC7

ABC7 is teaming up with the Chicago Architecture Center as part of a new series called Chicago Uncovered to showcase locations, new and old, that distinguish Chicago among other cities.

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