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IN THIS ISSUE 11_06.17.2009
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
Celebrating Burnham
Two star architects design pavilions to honor the 1909 Plan of Chicago
Chicago prepares to demolish a minor IIT building and a Gropius campus, too
SOM-designed observation platforms at the Sears Tower's skydeck allow visitors to walk on air
The worst may be over, just not for regional architects
AIC's A&D design galleries now the nation's largest
ROOF at theWit by The Johnson Studio
Rail Ready?
Fast trains may come to the Midwest, but is the infrastructure in place?
Tony Smithereens?
Wright-inspired house outside Columbus, Ohio threatened
Bike and pedestrian path links arts districts and greenways
Massive new project planned for historic St. Louis wards
Studio Visit: Vincent James Associates Architects
Arthur Erickson, 1924-2009
Design at Work: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Offices
St. Louis Cardinals build a softball field
LEED Stampede
Design professionals rush for accreditation before exam standards are raised
Sport City
Chicago's Olympic bid emphasizes practicality over design
At Deadline
FEATURES:
Renzo Piano's new addition to the Art Institute of Chicago is a monument to one of the country's great art collections and a city's striving for design excellence.
For the Modern Wing, the design team devised uncommon mechanical and structural systems to suppport the architect's aesthetic goals of pristine lightness and transparency.
NeoCon Preview
The contract design market is down but far from out. We survey the economic picture and offer our picks to look out for at this year's NeoCon World's Trade Fair.
REVIEWS:
Wright in Plan Sight
Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward
Small Thinking
The Edge of Intent
On the occasion of his show at Chicago's MCA, the artist talks about the resonant work of Buckminster Fuller
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