Tag: Blair Kamin

Does Erie on the Park have River North’s best outdoor spaces?

Does Erie on the Park have River North’s best outdoor spaces?

We noted a few days ago that the Tribune's Blair Kamin is back in town. Kamin had quite a bit to say back in October of 2002 on the topic of Lucie ...
Blair Kamin is back in Chicago

Blair Kamin is back in Chicago

Blair Kamin, the Tribune's award-winning architecture critic, has spent the past year at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow. He's apparently back in Chicago a ...
Chicago’s top five architecture blogs

Chicago’s top five architecture blogs

The city that's known for great architecture is fortunate to have a cadre of bloggers who focus on the rich heritage of our built environment and ...
Quote of the day – usable rooftop surfaces fundamental to modernism

Quote of the day – usable rooftop surfaces fundamental to modernism

Several scaffolds and teams of workmen were hanging from Erie on the Park, 510 W Erie, last week. The building, which was completed 10 years a ...

Cicero’s latest Gang problem

Cicero hasn't always had a source of pride readily at hand, so when the town recently went 14 months without a street-gang related killing, Larry ...

Jeanne Gang – The sky’s the limit

A hat tip to architecture critic Lynn Becker for alerting us to this captivating introduction to Jeanne Gang, the magnetic starchitect who's ...
Quote of the day: a symbol of Uptown’s ongoing dilapidation

Quote of the day: a symbol of Uptown’s ongoing dilapidation

It's been about 35 years since I first met an enthusiast for the Uptown Theatre and heard tales of its imminent revival and its promise to transfo ...
A helicopter view of the Lathrop Homes

A helicopter view of the Lathrop Homes

Last week we alerted you that plans were moving forward for the redevelopment of the 920-unit Lathrop Homes, a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) pro ...
Kamin pulls his punches on Post Office site, Greising throws a roundhouse

Kamin pulls his punches on Post Office site, Greising throws a roundhouse

Begin with David Greising's take at the Chicago News Cooperative on a developer's plans for Chicago's long-shuttered main Post Office building: ...
Tony Grunsfeld, North Shore modernist architect

Tony Grunsfeld, North Shore modernist architect

News of the death last Friday of Ernest A. Grunsfeld III, better known as Tony Grunsfeld, was relayed by the Tribune's Blair Kamin. Many of Gru ...
Quote of the day: Block 37 disappoints

Quote of the day: Block 37 disappoints

It is a major architectural disappointment, a light-filled upgrade for the underground pedway system and an urban hub whose potential won't be realize ...
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