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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 3:49 AM
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Which side of that intersection will it be built upon?
According to this map it will be the NW corner:

https://cppm.uic.edu/Content/master_.../CampusMap.pdf

Excited to see a rendering of the final design – should have a big impact at that corner.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 4:26 AM
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^^^^^

It's gonna look like a Calatrava skeleton when they're done with it.


I mean I guess it doesn't look bad, sort of like it wouldn't look bad if Andy Warhol painted on top of the Mona Lisa.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 5:35 AM
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Which side of that intersection will it be built upon?
The NW corner of the intersection. Which is really the only site that logically makes any sense/that the University owns (at the present), as it's not just an empty field, but I believe is also currently being used as a staging area for construction equipment for the new dorms fo the west. It's pretty clear on Google maps.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 3:28 PM
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^ it’s staging for the Circle Interchange project. They are just wrapping up a huge bored pile retaining wall, but they may continue to use the site for staging afterward. It’s not clear when they will turn the site back over to the university.

Also on the other side along Halsted, IDOT contractors are building another huge wall right up against the UIC fitness center. It looks very precarious right now...
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Anyone know what’s going on with the old building on the SW corner of Clark and Division. Renovation? Demolition? Fencing is up around most of the building.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 8:56 PM
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Anyone know what’s going on with the old building on the SW corner of Clark and Division. Renovation? Demolition? Fencing is up around most of the building.
This would be my guess:

Tribune link

"City proposes financing for $53 million renovation of Mark Twain Hotel under SRO preservation ordinance"
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 10:41 PM
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^ Thanks! That would be great.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 3:17 AM
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This would be my guess:

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"City proposes financing for $53 million renovation of Mark Twain Hotel under SRO preservation ordinance"
I would be in favor of this. The Near North Side is running out of these old buildings. We need to protect the ones we can. Chicago won't run out of room just because a few dozen old stock are preserved. We aren't San Fran or Manhattan
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2019, 3:17 PM
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And hey, it's only costing $350,000 per room!
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Here's the new Woodlawn Jewel, from yesterday:




I wish they would have put the lot in the back (or maybe even side?), but it's a good thing for the neighborhood regardless. The area between the 63rd/Cottage green line stop and campus has really improved since I started working at UChicago.
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Might be a dumb question, but what is the difference between modern, postmodern, contemporary, and international?

I did some brief reading, but they all seemed to blend together a bit
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 3:55 PM
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Yikes. That's the sort of question on which entire Art History dissertations are written. But briefly:

International Style was the label given (by an important Museum of Modern Art show) in the 1930s to the new ahistorical architecture coming out of Europe, particularly the Bauhaus. The label followed Mies to America, and was the dominant style for office towers from the late 1950s through the 1970s.

Modern is much less specific, but mostly indicates the ahistorical architecture of the 1920s to today, whether or not it was as restrained as Miesian International Style. Frank Lloyd Wright and Otto Wagner on one end, Cesar Pelli and I.M. Pei on the other—all would be "Modern," but not "International Style."

Postmodern was the counterrevolution in the late 1980s and 1990s to Modernism. Instead of rejecting all history, it made reference to historical architectural forms, but in an ironic way, with a wink. So you have the pretend pediment of Philip Johnson's AT&T, the pasted-on ornament of Michael Graves's Humana Tower or Portland Building, and the Chicago architecture pastiche—on only three sides—of Thomas Beeby's Harold Washington Library Center.

Contemporary is merely the architecture of the current moment—though writers will often use the word to describe certain works as if it has some meaning the reader should already recognize. Few architects like to think of themselves as being part of a group movement, but merely creating the best building for the client and the site. Thus we often apply style labels retroactively to buildings from a certain time period, in the same way we retroactively can picture "1980s fashion" or "1950s automobiles."
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^I would agree with most of that except Postmodernism started a lot earlier than the late 1980s.


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Old Posted Jan 20, 2019, 7:29 PM
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Well it looks like the Nederlander / Oriental Theatre name swap won't be as dramatic as some anticipated
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Might take some getting used to, but not a big deal since the sign appears to be identical with different lettering.
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