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Chandler Plaza

In a recent article the plaza at the south-east corner of Davis and Orrington was singled out as an outstanding public open space. This is how it came about. The plaza is embraced on the east and south by buildings tall enough to feel protected with simple quiet facades. On the first floor good food […]

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Make-Up Gifts

Having given 11 “awards” in the December issue to outstanding architectural designs built since 2002 (when I started this column)  somehow seems to cast a shadow on the many outstanding buildings built just prior to 2002. Here the situation will be rectified. I will concentrate on buildings built during the 20 years prior to 2002. […]

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Requiescat In Pace

As a reviewer of architecture I usually write about new buildings recently completed or about to be built. The slow-down in the economy, unfortunately, has lead to a number of delayed or outright abandoned projects. The most sizeable of these projects is the Tower that was planned downtown at the intersection of Sherman and Orrington […]