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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #641
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http://www.marinacityonline.com/news/mbc0413.htm

Museum still waiting for state money to finish new State & Kinzie home

* Half-finished building no longer for sale and could be completed next year
* Deal with Tamarind and Johnny Rockets fell through

By Steven Dahlman


Funding has been approved and capital bonds sold to pay for it, but the Museum of Broadcast Communications is still waiting for $6 million from the State of Illinois to finish its building at State and Kinzie Streets.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #642
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Pritzker Military Library seeks Michigan Avenue beachhead
By: Eddie Baeb April 19, 2010


The little-known Pritzker Military Library is marching to Michigan Avenue, a move that will give the 6½-year-old organization a high-profile foothold across from Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sources say the library, founded by James Pritzker, a member of the billionaire Pritzker family, could move as early as this summer to a Gothic-style building at 104 S. Michigan Ave., where renovations are under way. A library official won't comment, saying the timing hasn't yet been determined.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 02:31 AM   #643
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Poetry Foundation Builds a Home in Chicago

The Poetry Foundation announced today that it has begun construction of a new home (poetryfoundation.org/building) that will be Chicago’s first building dedicated solely to the art form of poetry and the first permanent venue for Poetry magazine in its nearly 100-year history in the city.

...The ground floor of the two-story building will be devoted to public use, including a multipurpose performance space expected to be one of the leading venues for the spoken word, a public garden, a 35,000-volume non-circulating collection that is currently in storage, and an exhibition gallery.

...The Foundation’s program staff, including the employees of Poetry magazine, the online, media, youth, and events initiatives, and the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, will be relocated from their current offices on Michigan Avenue to the second floor of the new building. In addition to housing current activities and the new library program, the Foundation’s new space will allow it to increase the number of public events it sponsors within its existing programs. Additional functions envisioned for the space include staged events combining poetry and the visual or performing arts; gallery exhibits from the Poetry archives; discussion groups with teachers and students; collaborations with other literary organizations; and audio and video archiving of on-site events.

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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #644
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excellent.

Hey spyguy, any possible way you could 'whip up' the renderings from Goettsch Partners' winning proposal for the Northwestern school of Music?
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Old May 12th, 2010, 02:00 AM   #645
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Interesting little project I saw on Smith+Gill's new firm's website. I'm going to take a guess and say it's for 175 W Washington.

The National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago, an ongoing design project in conjunction with the Buonacorsi Foundation, features a highly innovative and sustainable retrofit of an existing building in the Loop.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #646
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FYI, the ground breaking ceremony for the Logan Arts Center is tonight.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #647
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Poetry Foundation - Dearborn & Superior
Ronan's website states that the groundbreaking ceremony will be held on April 21 but I can't find any confirmation of that elsewhere


Also note that even though it's only two floors, it's about the same height as the buildings it replaced.


That is a terrible location to put this. It belongs somewhere in the far southside. I would prefer to see another highrise in that space (its possible)
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #648
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Mansueto Library dome erection begins - May 4
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Old May 15th, 2010, 08:19 AM   #649
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I think that might look a little better once its down than what it looked like on the rendering
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:54 PM   #650
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University Selects Award-Winning Preservation Architect For Historic Building Renovation
May 20, 2010


Ann Beha Architects, a Boston firm that is a national leader in the preservation and adaptive reuse of landmark buildings, has been selected to work on renovation of 5757 S. University Avenue, which was formerly owned by the Chicago Theological Seminary.

The University purchased the Chicago Theological Seminary’s main building (5757 S. University Ave.) and McGiffert Hall (5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.) in 2008 because of the buildings’ location at the heart of the central campus and to establish a new use that will revitalize the historic architecture for decades to come. The Chicago Theological Seminary will move into a new building, currently under construction. The renovation project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2013.

The architects at ABA have been charged with conducting a programming study to determine the academic needs of the Department of Economics and the Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, and to assess whether the building can fully meet those needs. The University will respect the historical significance of the main Seminary building as it works with the ABA team on exterior renovations. Plans for renovating the interior, including Hilton Chapel, will be part of the overall architectural assessment.

...A top priority for the project is ensuring that the Seminary Co-op Bookstore remains a vital asset to the campus and the community. The University is working actively with the bookstore management and board to ensure that the bookstore retains its important role in a central location.
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Old June 7th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #651
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Will giant eye sculpture lure tourists?
By A. Pawlowski, CNN
June 7, 2010 7:41 a.m. EDT


http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/06/07/chicago.eyeball.sculpture/index.html?hpt=C2

(CNN) -- Tourists are used to staring at unusual attractions, but visitors in Chicago, Illinois, will soon have one staring right back at them in a big way.

EYE, a three-story tall "incredibly lifelike" sculpture of an eyeball, will go on display in July in the city's Pritzker Park as part of a celebration of public art in the Loop, Chicago's business district.

The three-dimensional installation, complete with a blue iris, was created by contemporary artist Tony Tasset...

...EYE will be on display from July 7 through October. Perhaps appropriately, it ends its run on Halloween.

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Old June 8th, 2010, 06:27 AM   #652
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Lol if I was a tourist I would never travel to chicago just to see a giant eyeball thats just rediciulous...
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I know people who had made trips to the Loop to see Millennium Park when they could've just kept driving through Chicago. While that's just anecdotal evidence, I'm sure there are plenty of other people who could be persuaded to see the sights a bit more in Chicago with some provocative art.

That being said, that rendering of the eye is really creepy and I think more people would be creeped out away from the area than attracted.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #654
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You obviously missed the whole "Year of the Cow".
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Mansueto Library - U. of Chicago June 8, 2010 - The steel frame seems to be (nearly) complete
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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #656
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Lab School seeks expansion
June 11, 2010
BY DAVID ROEDER AND FRAN SPIELMAN


The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, enjoying a surge in popularity, wants to demolish the old Doctors Hospital at 5800 S. Stony Island to accommodate expansion.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #657
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wowow ...Great Buildings Chicago!
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Old June 14th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #658
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Governor Quinn Announces $6 Million Capital Grant for the Museum of Broadcast Communications
June 11, 2010


Governor Pat Quinn announced a $6 million capital grant to the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) to assist with the completion of its new facility at 360 North State Street in Chicago at a MBC event this evening. As one of only three museums dedicated to broadcast history in the nation, completion of this project will help further enhance Illinois’ successful tourism industry. MBC anticipates this project will create approximately 200 jobs.

..."The Museum of Broadcast Communications is grateful that Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly have recognized and honored the significant role Chicago has played in American radio and television history with this grant. We will commence construction on our new home at State and Kinzie this coming Monday, creating over 200 jobs for the next year," said Bruce DuMont, President & CEO of MBC.
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Lab School seeks expansion
June 11, 2010
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The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, enjoying a surge in popularity, wants to demolish the old Doctors Hospital at 5800 S. Stony Island to accommodate expansion.
love the design! but horribly incongruous with the surroundings...
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Old June 15th, 2010, 05:24 AM   #660
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Pritzker Military Library seeks Michigan Avenue beachhead
By: Eddie Baeb April 19, 2010
I was looking for info on this move and came across this random tidbit from a winter 2010 Northbrook Chamber newsletter (*PDF*):

Bernhard Woodwork was recently commissioned
by general contractors Bulley and
Andrews, Chicago, to participate in the
renovation of the Pritzker Military Library,
104 South Michigan Ave.,
Chicago. The
project involves construction of the architectural
millwork on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th
floors of the building, particularly the two
story auditorium with balcony, the administrative,
research and display areas.
The
museum features the Pritzker’s private
collection of militaria as well as areas for
research and education. The work is expected
to be completed in late 2010.


Sounds like this could be quite an expansion in a really visible location. And the Monroe building is already owned by Pritzker and houses his Tawani Foundation. Anyway, little things like this or restarting work on the MBC make my day.
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