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Helmut Jahn: In A Flash A Documentary by Nathan Eddy. Online Screening through December 19

"Between December 3 and December 19, 2021, MAS Context and the Goethe-Institut Chicago are hosting the digital screening of Helmut Jahn: In A Flash,...

Ward Miller radio interview regarding the Thompson Center and the tragic loss of famed architect Helmut Jahn

"Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, joins Anna to talk about the importance of preserving the Thompson Center and the tragic death of...

Louis Sullivan’s Idea by Tim Samuelson and Chris Ware

"The story of Louis H. Sullivan is considered one of the great American tragedies. While Sullivan reshaped architectural thought and practice and contributed significantly...

Louis Sullivan’s Idea by Tim Samuelson and Chris Ware

"The story of Louis H. Sullivan is considered one of the great American tragedies. While Sullivan reshaped architectural thought and practice and contributed significantly...

Studs Terkel Radio Archive: Lois Wille discusses her book “Forever Open, Clear and Free: The Struggle for Chicago’s Lakefront” Broadcast April 18, 1972 (46:55)

Listen to the fascinating long-format radio interview by Studs Terkel of Lois Wille regarding her historical examination of the brave Chicagoans who worked for...

Vautravers Building Relocation Project Recap from Start in May 2021to Move: A Documentary Film (16:28)

"Video starts with a walk around 360-view of the finished move. Next a recap of the considerable preparation done before the move, including a large...

Pullman Grand Opening Preview (1:15)

"Pullman Is... "Pullman National Monument, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Historic Pullman Foundation invite you to the grand opening of the new Pullman National...

Remembering Edgewater Beach Hotel By John Holden and Kathryn Gemperle

"Nothing epitomized the glamour and excitement of Chicago’s jazz age and war years like the fabled Edgewater Beach Hotel. Much more than a hotel,...

The Most Endangered Building in Chicago [Thompson Center]: a Video by Stewart Hicks (Chicago 7 2016, 2018, 2019 & 2020)

"In this video, we visit Chicago's most endangered building--the Thompson Center--and discuss issues related to its preservation and impending demolition." "Perhaps no building in Chicago...