Lost Dart, Losing Goldberg

This is the final post in a five-part series on Edward Dart by guest author Matt Seymour. In a 1960 article written for the Chicago American by Ernest Tucker entitled “New Buildings Too Much Alike,” the state of Chicago’s architectural scene was discussed— Tucker coined a phrase where he referred to modern architecture as the … Continue reading

Without Fuss or Feathers: Bertrand Goldberg, Hilliard Homes, and Architecture for the Poor, Part 2

This is the second part in a 2-part series on Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes by guest author Susannah Ribstein Last time we read about the design for Hilliard Homes and Bertrand Goldberg’s radical idea that cutting-edge architecture might be able to soothe some of the pains of poverty. This time we’ll take a look at … Continue reading

Without Fuss or Feathers: Bertrand Goldberg, Hilliard Homes, and Architecture for the Poor

This is the first part in a 2-part series on Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes by guest author Susannah Ribstein Nestled between the South Loop and Chinatown, near the rumbling elevated tracks of the CTA Red Line, sits one of Chicago’s most architecturally distinguished housing projects: the Raymond Hilliard Center. Designed by Bertrand Goldberg from 1963 … Continue reading

Cast Your Vote to Show Prentice Some Love!

Do you ♥ Prentice? Thanks to everyone who Showed Prentice Some Love for Valentine’s Day! The five best valentines are posted and you can cast your vote by Feb. 16th to let us know which one you like best. The winners will get some fabulous prizes, include free beer and bowling at the 10pin at … Continue reading

Astor Tower Hotel: Goldberg in the Gold Coast

This is the first post in a series by guest author Susannah Ribstein The Astor Tower Hotel is an architectural gem hidden in plain sight. Located at the corner of Astor and Goethe Streets in the Gold Coast, it is a physically prominent but historically under-recognized tower designed by one of Chicago’s favorite modernist architects: … Continue reading

“Chicago Modern: More than Mies” is here!

by Chris Morris, Chicago Field Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation Chicago is a city that has long been known for architectural innovation. For over a century it’s been the home to some of the most prominent figures on the architecture scene and their canonical buildings. And when people think of Chicago’s Modern architecture, they most … Continue reading

We’re “on track” to Save Prentice Hospital

Getting the word out to the public can be the hardest part of an advocacy campaign. We sat around asking ourselves what’s the best and cheapest way to let thousands of people know that Goldberg’s Prentice Hospital is threatened with demolition? The answer was pretty obvious – the CTA. Our ads to STOP the demolition of Prentice will be on the … Continue reading

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