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IN THIS ISSUE 01_04.14.2010_MW
Despite strong architecture, Indiana bank collapses
Museums get going with homegrown talent
Sejima and Nishizawa share this year's Pritzker Prize
Billings show unexpected strength in region
Editorial> The New Old Neighborhood
Recent Chicago housing data confirm what many of us have known for years -- that compact, urban living has become an attractive option for people from all walks of life, writes Alan G. Brake.
Can the mega-chain break into Chicago?
Eavesdrop> Ryan LaFollette
UIC's Bridge-to-Happy-Hour, Diamonds and Pearls, And the Winner Is..., Bitter Design Betty
Sable Kitchen & Bar by Puccini Group
Four new grant areas, including Louisville, plan for sustainable growth
Stanley Tigerman remembers the extraordinarily gifted Chicago architect
Design at Work> mono
Chris Lange and Minneapolis architect Charlie Lazor turn a former Ford dealership into an ad agency's creative nerve center
Mies' last building makes it onto national honor roll
In Detail> Masdar Headquarters
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with Thornton Tomasetti and Environmental Systems Design
New Detroit mayor outlines unprecedented relocation plan
Get Fresh
New twists on old favorites give a boost to kitchens and baths
At Deadline
Gang Goes Retro, Concrete Poetry, Pump It Up, Popularity Contest, Mixed-Income Mission
Even in the recession, private philanthropies and resilient industries are investing in urban centers and new public spaces. AN looks at three midwestern communities that are getting it right.
An ambitious waterfront remake and new transit hub are among the latest efforts to reconnect a globally networked downtown district.
Led by leaders of the city's health care sector, private funders have helped make Grand Rapids an emergent hub for the arts.
Bolstered by the new CityGarden, a two-block downtown sculpture park, St. Louis leaders are setting their sights on the rest of Gateway Mall and aiming to knit the St. Louis Arch grounds back into the city fabric.
Shulman's Modern Midwest
Julius Shulman: Chicago Mid-Century Modernism by Gary Gand
Paint By Numbers
The Architectonic Colour by Jan de Heer
Plans In Plenty
R. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher's newly published Plans of Chicago is a feast for cartography-crazed designers.