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Get a glimpse inside a rare prefab Frank Lloyd Wright house on the Southwest Side.

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Geoffrey Baer explores an eccentric architect’s wacky proposal for the World’s Fair.

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(Credit: Obama Foundation)

Chicagoans got their first look Wednesday at plans for the Obama Presidential Center. Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin gives us his first impressions.

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(Ken Lund / Flickr)

What does the future hold for Helmut Jahn’s 16-story Loop office building?

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(Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

The first conceptual designs for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park have been revealed. Take a peek at the renderings.

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The 7-foot-tall stone man has been shouldering a heavy burden on the corner of a building in Chicago’s industrial Southeast Side since around 1915. More than hundred years without a break! But there’s some debate as to exactly who he is.

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In a new graphic novel from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, teens – past, present and future – traipse through Chicago neighborhoods to ponder some big questions, such as: What makes a community?

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A coalition of community organizers are trying to get the Obama Foundation, the city, and the University of Chicago to commit to creating jobs and not displacing area residents.

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Chicago’s magnificent skyline gets plenty of well-deserved attention, but what about architecture and design in our neighborhoods?

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(No Wall Hyperloop / Otra Nation)

Joining us with the latest in the world of the built environment is Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic. 

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The University of Chicago (Credit: Tom Rossiter)

The Obama Foundation announced Tuesday three Chicago-based firms will lead the project management team for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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St. Helen's Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village. (Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Dan O’Brien has embarked on what he calls his “Lenten architectural pilgrimage” for about 10 years. “The artistic effort that was put into designing these spaces ... were all meant to tell a story,” he says.

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Alexander Calder, “Flamingo” (vincent desjardins / Flickr)

This week, a significant work by artist Alexander Calder was dismantled from the lobby of the Willis Tower and is being moved into storage. Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago says a second major Calder work may also be in danger of disappearing.

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While the end of Meyers Ace Hardware is certainly a loss to its South Side community, it’s also leaving a piece of Chicago’s jazz history hanging in the balance.

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This year, the group’s annual list of endangered structures sounds the alarm on not just buildings, but also public art. 

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The walls of a South Side armory tell the history of warriors throughout the ages. Geoffrey Baer shares that story and more in this week’s Ask Geoffrey.