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IN THIS ISSUE 01_10.14.2009_MW
Design work on Bloomingdale Trail begins, setting stage for Chicago's answer to the High Line
Ferris Takes a Stand
Iconic house leads watch list
The Chicago Transit Authority ponders major expansions
Rio's Rings
Chicago looks ahead without the games
St. Louis tests green road design
Open> Bar
Eavesdrop> Editors
Jeffersonville considers innovative canal district
Bruce Graham building upgraded in Madison, Wisconsin
First Canadian Place
Home of Indiana's patron of architecture caught in bad economy
Design at Work> Millercoors Headquarters
Many consider Chicago the birthplace of the skyscraper, and Chicago architects continue to lead the field in tall building design both at home and abroad. Tall buildings offer spatial efficiencies in a world that grows more urban by the day, and today's skyscrapers are breaking new ground in height, innovative design, and optimal densities. AN peels back the skin andddesign processsof four projects currently underway by prominent Chicago offices: Studio Gang's stunning, rippled Aqua tower, north of Millennium Park; DeStefano + Partner's naturally ventilated supertall Zenith Towers in South Korea; the muscular twist of SOM's Infinity Tower in Dubai; and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill's retrofit of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower.
Moveable Walls
In Their Own Time
Chicago 1890: The Skyscraper and the Modern City
Method over Miesian
Learning Modern
Through Shulman's Eyes
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
Teutonic Tome
Designing Modern Germany
Oslo After Opera