Seventeenth Church Christ Scientist

by guest author Matt Crawford “Faced with the choice, I would rather be right than contemporary.” – Harry Weese In 1966 the congregation of the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist formed a committee to select an architect to design their new church.  After reviewing proposals from over thirty architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, finalists were … Continue reading

The Ultimate Mies: The IBM Building

by guest author Elisabeth Logman To the casual onlooker the IBM Building may appear to be just one modern highrise among many in Chicago, but the building’s prototypical character speaks volumes about the powerful influence of the building’s iconic architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies came to Chicago in 1938 from Germany to serve … Continue reading

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