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Old October 9th, 2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Chicago Cultural Development News

That's a mouthful.

With all the recent news of booming skyscrapers, I thought we could make a compilation list of all the smaller, maybe

less known buildings that relate to religion, the community, sports, or the arts.

So here are some of the projects I know of (a lot) and I hope that you can add to. Maybe this will refresh your memory



Museum:
The Art Institute of Chicago expansion


*Chefs of Cuisine Culinary Hall of Fame and Museum

*The Chicago Art Foundation Museum


*Chicago Baseball Museum

Chicago Children's Museum


Richard H. Driehaus Museum of Decorative Arts
[IMG]http://************/f296a0.jpg[/IMG]

*Fire Museum of Greater Chicago


Freedom Museum (base of Tribune Tower)

Photo by Frank Gruber, flickr

Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center


Hyde Park Art Center


Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center - Skokie


Kohl Children's Museum - Glenview


Michigan Avenue Bridgehouse Museum


The Museum of Broadcast Communications


The National Public Housing Museum


Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

Photo from website

Stadium:
Chicago Fire Bridgeview Stadium


Sears Centre - Hoffman Estates


Wrigley Field Expansion


Religious:
Center for Jewish Life


Pacific Garden Mission

Photo from website

Community Center:
The Center on Halsted

Photo from Gensler

*Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center


*SOS Children's Village Community Center and Administrative Building



Photo from Studio Gang

Gary Comer Youth Center

Photo from website
Dance:

Hubbard Street Dance

Photo from Krueck+Sexton

The Muntu Performing Arts Center


Joffrey Tower


Education:
Columbia College
Media Production Center


Flashpoint Academy
28 North Clark


Rush University
Rush University Medical Center


University of Chicago
61st & Drexel Parking/Office Facility


Comer Center for Children and Specialty Care


New Hospital Pavilion


New Residence Hall and Dining Facility


Center for Biomedical Discovery


Center for Physical and Computational Sciences

Joe and Rika Mansueto Library


Laboratory School - Renovation & Expansion

The Reva & David Logan Center for Creative & Performing Arts


South Campus Chiller Plant


West Campus Utility Plant


University of Illinois at Chicago
East Campus Recreation Center


Sport and Fitness Center


Stukel Towers C


UIC Skyspace


Misc:
Ford / Calumet Environmental Center


McCormick Place West expansion


Motorola GFRY Design Studio


*Navy Pier Redevelopment


*Northerly Island

*Poetry Foundation HQ

Vietnam Memorial on the Chicago River


Bridge:
35th Street pedestrian bridge


41st / 43rd Street pedestrian bridge


Chicago River pedestrian bridge

Chicago Spire bridge


The Modern Wing bridge


North Avenue pedestrian bridge


North Avenue suspension bridge


Solidarity Drive underpass


*Queen's Landing


Sidewalk Studio:
ABC 7 Sidewalk Studio


CBS 2 Sidewalk Studio



*= design competition still underway, funding, no images released, etc.

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Old October 9th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #2
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A rather impressive compilation Spyguy; until now I had lost track of several of these cultural projects. Where is the Hellenic museum?
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Old October 10th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #3
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Great idea.
Wow, so many of these have taken a back seat to the real estate boom. I love the Broadcast Museum, along with Center on Halsted. Hellenic musuem looks european, awesome.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #4
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^ The Hellenic Museum will be on Halsted along Greektown "row," I think. I thought the competition design for that museum was years ago. Still nothing has been built?
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Old October 10th, 2005, 02:24 AM   #5
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Wow!
Great work!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
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Old October 10th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #6
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A rather impressive compilation Spyguy; until now I had lost track of several of these cultural projects. Where is the Hellenic museum?
looks like Halsted and Van Buren. Does anyone know where the Center for Jewish Life is supposed to be built?
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Old October 10th, 2005, 02:34 AM   #7
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Clark and Chestnut I believe.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 05:33 AM   #8
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^ The Hellenic Museum will be on Halsted along Greektown "row," I think. I thought the competition design for that museum was years ago. Still nothing has been built?
^Yeah, I've been waiting too. Perhaps they've been slow to raise funds
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:04 PM   #9
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Might want to tack on the Vietnam War Memorial Construction. They were landscaping the terrace this weekend. Should look great when its completed - hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks. Perfect location (state and wabash on the riverfront).
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Old October 10th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #10
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^Yes, it's already there above the ABC Studio stuff. Does anyone have a recent photo of the site or a final rendering of the design?
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Old October 11th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #11
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I'm going to join in all the praise. Great thread! This will definetly be one I will check frequently.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:50 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback so far. Frumie, I'll take your suggestion and add this:

Proposals for a $45 million, 3.5 million volume capacity library addition for UofC :

SOM
Libeskind
Ross Barney Jankowski, Chicago
Murphy/Jahn
Polshek
Vinoly

Groundbreaking for June 07.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:53 PM   #13
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But even more exciting, the Chicago Art Foundation is planning on building a new museum that would only showcase the work of young and undiscovered artists in the hope of preventing talent from leaving Chicago for the coasts.

Although there's a lot of info on what they want to do with the space, which you can see on their site, here's their info on the building:

The facility is envisioned as a 30,000 square foot building on one to two floors with rooms for non-public areas (3 private offices and one open office for 6, exhibit preparation area, conservation room, collections storage room, and temporary exhibition storage space, video databank, media production room, library and archive). The public spaces include four larger galleries of slightly varying sizes which can be subdivided to eight, and used for rotating exhibitions and exhibition of the permanent collection. Two smaller project rooms will be included for regularly rotating exhibitions space. A 200 lecture / performance / workshop area hall, classrooms, a flatfile space and a gift shop.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:46 AM   #14
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^ Where do they want to build it?
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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #15
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^ Where do they want to build it?
Here is the PDF link to their website: http://www.chicagoartfoundation.org/CAF_final.pdf
I couldn't tell from any of the info there where they plan on locating & who would design the space. Still, an exciting project.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #16
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And you thought the Hellenic Museum was dead...shame on you!

MAYOR DORA BAKOYANNIS OF ATHENS AND MAYOR RICHARD M. DALEY OF CHICAGO MAKE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HELLENIC MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER!

GREEKTOWN, CHICAGO - Join the celebration as Mayor Dora Bakoyannis of Athens and Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago team up to strike the first blow toward demolition of the building at 333 S. Halsted, to make way for construction of the new Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center.

Take a late lunch and be sure to join us! You won't want to miss this historic event!

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2005 - 1:30 pm
WHERE: 333 S. Halsted St., in the lot behind the building
WHAT: Music, children and the Greek community will be out to cheer as the Mayors of Athens and Chicago make the first strike with the wrecking ball to demolish the existing building.

The new museum was designed by the noted architectural firm of Pappageorge/Haymes and will be located in Chicago's Greektown at 333. S. Halsted Street, at the corner of Van Buren, and is planned to be completed in 2008.

The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (HMCC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 national institution currently located at 801 W. Adams Street on the 4th floor of the Greek Islands building in the heart of Chicago's Greektown. Since opening its doors in 1992, HMCC has been designated by Mayor Richard M. Daley as the anchor of the Greektown Redevelopment Project, which is transforming the Halsted Street area into a world-class ethnic neighborhood.

http://www.hellenicnews.com/readnews...d=4225&lang=US
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Old October 15th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #17
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On another note, I was thinking of making subcategories for this thread (museums, religious, preforming arts, sports, etc) and also expanding it to University construction (since I'm seeing a lot of stuff for that lately). Any thoughts?
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^ Where do they want to build it?
^ Most likely would be in River North, as my guess.

I think something like this would go well in the near west side--that area could use more cultural attractions...
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Can you say OPAAA!
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for the Pelasgians, too, were a Greek nation originally from the Peloponnesus
The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
Procopius
http://books.google.com/books?id=9m6...page&q&f=false
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MAYOR DORA BAKOYANNIS OF ATHENS AND MAYOR RICHARD M. DALEY OF CHICAGO MAKE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HELLENIC MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER!

GREEKTOWN, CHICAGO - Join the celebration as Mayor Dora Bakoyannis of Athens and Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago team up to strike the first blow toward demolition of the building at 333 S. Halsted, to make way for construction of the new Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center.

Take a late lunch and be sure to join us! You won't want to miss this historic event!

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2005 - 1:30 pm
WHERE: 333 S. Halsted St., in the lot behind the building
WHAT: Music, children and the Greek community will be out to cheer as the Mayors of Athens and Chicago make the first strike with the wrecking ball to demolish the existing building.

The new museum was designed by the noted architectural firm of Pappageorge/Haymes and will be located in Chicago's Greektown at 333. S. Halsted Street, at the corner of Van Buren, and is planned to be completed in 2008.

The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (HMCC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 national institution currently located at 801 W. Adams Street on the 4th floor of the Greek Islands building in the heart of Chicago's Greektown. Since opening its doors in 1992, HMCC has been designated by Mayor Richard M. Daley as the anchor of the Greektown Redevelopment Project, which is transforming the Halsted Street area into a world-class ethnic neighborhood.

http://www.hellenicnews.com/readnews...d=4225&lang=US
^Great! But what building are they demolishing for this thing?
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