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Proposal details 1,400-foot tower, 300 new condos

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A rendering of the proposed skyscraper on the Tribune Tower site. If built, the building would be the second tallest in Chicago. (Golub & Co. / CIM)

The site of the Tribune Tower will include nearly 300 condominiums and what would be one of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers under a new redevelopment proposal developers believe will both revitalize and preserve the international landmark.

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Yesomi Umolu

Chicago as the global center for the future of architecture. Meet Yesomi Umolu, the new artistic leader of the next Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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Hotel Guyon (© Gabriel X. Michael)

The annual list of endangered Chicago buildings – and this year, paving materials – sounds the alarm about historic structures the preservation group believes are in danger of being erased.

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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Unity Temple in Oak Park.

Meet Maya Bird-Murphy, an Oak Park architecture enthusiast aiming to open the industry to more minorities and women.

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(Daniel Schwen / Wikimedia Commons)

Chicago’s tallest building is being recognized for its standing atop another category: energy efficiency.

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On a street where homes sell for well over $1 million, one house has been hiding in plain sight for decades. It has been a welcome surprise to preservationists, but not to the developer who now owns it.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

After many meetings with the community and a lot of pushback, the Obama Presidential Center design has undergone a number of changes. But do the plan revisions make it better? 

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The re-created Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A new illustrated biography takes a close look at the life of the Chicago architect, preservationist and restorer of architectural masterpieces.

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Developer 3L Real Estate has acquired the 46-year-old landmark office building and plans to turn it into 150 rental apartments while maintaining its character by keeping the iconic Ebony/Jet sign on the building.

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The White City airship. (Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Tribune published a report Monday on the “rediscovery” of a long-forgotten 35 mm film in the National Archives. The story behind the incredible aerial footage of Chicago shot in August 1914.

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Geoffrey Baer gets eye-to-eye with some sky-high building ornament and gets beneath the surface of a towering metal figure in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Blair Kamin on the opening of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and more.

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The Chicago Architecture Biennial returns for a second year to highlight the work of contemporary architects from around the globe. We get a preview.

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(Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

Community members get a chance to address key figures behind the Obama Presidential Center. A live report from the meeting.

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(Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

Construction management teams bidding for a leading role in the Obama Presidential Center must commit to specific diversity and inclusion goals, the Obama Foundation announced Thursday.

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Aug. 15 marks the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso’s debut, and Tuesday, the city celebrated the iconic sculpture with a public ceremony.