The architect of the unbuilt Chicago Spire, the proposed twisting skyscraper that captivated the city a decade ago before going bust, will get a chance to leave his mark on Chicago, but on a much smaller scale.
- Well-designed parks are an essential part of livable cities.
- Parks like the 606 and Maggie Daley Park take new approaches to urban recreational space.
- The expansion of the Riverwalk is bringing vibrant new public space to the Chicago River.
Latest Updates on Parks & Public Spaces
Turning the Chicago River into the city's next widespread recreational park will be the focus of Building on Burnham, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced at a press conference Monday.
Innovation in Architecture
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function. And every day, new technologies enable architects to address the challenges of the future.
Questions for an architect: Chris Wilkinsonvia CAF
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.
The Chicago Skyline in 2023via Chicago Magazine
Chicago has so many amazing stories to tell.