Audrey Wachs

Associate Editor, The Architect's Newspaper

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Chicago’s iconic Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s is demolished

Chicago's Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s is no more. Less than 13 years after it opened its doors, bulldozers tore apart the two-story burger building in River North. Although the owners describe the construction as a remodel, it could more accurately be described as a partial demolition: the kitchen will be…
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This dresser-shaped building is for sale

No disrespect to Ohio's Big Basket, which was just sold to a preservation-minded developer, but it's time to draw attention to another duck for sale. In High Point, North Carolina, just outside Winston-Salem, the owners of a 36-foot-tall building shaped like a Goddard-Townsend-style dresser are selling their…