From the Front Lines: Preservation Chicago in the News
This year, Preservation Chicago’s annual list of endangered structures sounds the alarm on not just buildings, but also public art. The group is also concerned about the effect a prominent construction project will have on one of Chicago’s most beloved and historically significant parks.
A live Q&A with Ward Miller, interspersed with information about this year’s list. And link to video from live broadcast.
Development and preservation are constantly locked in a dance, with each party trying to lead. But the two can successfully coexist, as projects like 1K Fulton, Londonhouse and the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel have proven.
Miller said that Preservation Chicago encourages investment in historic and landmark buildings, as they can lay the foundation for building better neighborhoods in the future.
The Great Recession of 2007 and 2008 complicated the economic growth and progress of cities around the country. But for Chicago’s New York Life Insurance Building, it may have been the Hail Mary needed to save the 1894 structure from destruction, once and for all.
The 2017 Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings
March 1, 2017 | Instructor: Ward Miller
"Preservation Chicago announces its annual "Chicago 7 Most Endangered Buildings List” for 2017 at noon, on March 01, 2017 in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Lecture Hall, located off the lobby of the Railway Exchange Building, 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Admission is free to all. No registration necessary.READ MORE
April 6, 2017 | Instructor:
The City of Chicago Commission on Chicago Landmarks generally meets at City Hall the first Thursday of every month to discuss landmark designations and proposed demolitions or alterations for previously-landmarked structures.
These meetings are open to the public. Preservation Chicago encourages all Chicagoans to attend!READ MORE
May 24, 2017 | Instructor: Ward Miller
This introductory course will begin with an overview of the various regulations and funding mechanisms used to preserve historic buildings in Chicago. The second part of the session will familiarize participants with the broader umbrella under which preservation falls. This section will cover Chicago's governing structure, how zoning works and Landmark Review Process.READ MORE
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