In mid-2019, UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—added eight buildings representative of “The 20th century architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright” to its World Heritage List, including Robie House and Unity Temple.
- Early skyscrapers and other 19th-century architecture
- Important events like the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the World’s Fairs of 1893 and 1933-1934
- Historic photos and perspectives on Chicago
Latest Updates on Historic Chicago
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a list of four historic, trailblazing women architects who made their mark in Chicago.
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
Parks & Public Spaces
Chicago’s playscapes - parks, playgrounds and green spaces - bring Chicagoans and visitors outside to play.
What's new on the Riverwalk?via CAC
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.