Too Big To Fail: Revitalizing Our Iconic Skyscrapers
Many of the most recognizable tall buildings dotting our skylines are more than 50 years old. How do we ensure these icons remain operable, profitable and vital to our cities for years to come? When does it make sense to tear down and build anew?
Daytime Talk: Building the New Chicago City Model
The newly expanded Chicago City Model Experience features more than 4,000 buildings and interactive elements that help visitors interpret and understand the city. Come learn how the model was made and hear stories about the work behind the upgrades.
Members Only: Tour the Willis Tower Transformation
This members-only tour will take you behind-the-scenes of Willis Tower’s ongoing restorative transformation project. See plans for new tenant amenity spaces and hear from key players involved in the project.
Guest Lecture: Short Cuts: Alternative Infrastructures in Hong Kong and Chicago
During this special guest lecture organized by quarterly urbanism journal MAS Context, architect Jonathan Solomon will explore the roles that underground pedestrian networks play in two very different cities: Hong Kong and Chicago.
Architecture is Art: Deborah Berke and Samara Golden
Explore the intersection of art and architecture with world-renowned architect Deborah Berke and artist Samara Golden, in conversation at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).
Invitation Only: Appetite for Design at Tied House
Enjoy small plates from James Beard award winning Chef Debbie Gold in the new Tied House. Hear from the Gensler team responsible for the reimagining of the space connected to Schubas – one of Chicago’s most historic and beloved music venues.