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  • Classicists at the Gate

    And a goofy condo tower shall keep them at bay.
  • The Rebuilding Process

    The Thompson Center debacle sent him into architectural exile, but with his new IIT dorms Helmut Jahn has shot back into the spotlight and our good graces.
  • Pod Sweet Pod

    New interest in manufactured housing has produced some designer dwellings to die for. But so far nobody's figured out how to make good-looking prefab affordable.
  • Rem Roars Back

    The controversial architect is back on top with a dazzling new library and a biting new book.
  • Mr. Natural

    Architects turn out in force to hear the latest from an Australian maverick.
  • Sins of Demolition

    An architecture competition turns up some ingenious ways to save a historic structure. But the church isn't making any promises.
  • Not by the Book

    Seattle just bought itself the central library Chicago didn't have the guts for.
  • Lofty Goals

    We're not the biggest, but there are other ways to be the best.
  • On the Block

    Will Illinois let Mies's spectacular Farnsworth House slip through its fingers?
  • Know When to Fold 'Em

    Preservationists don't want a proposed "facadectomy" in the Jewelers Row district to set a precedent. But it's not actually such a bad plan.
  • Inspiration or Exception?

    If Millennium Park can teach Daley about the rewards of good design, it might actually warrant its outrageous price.
  • What's Red and White and Green All Over?

    This modest house--with its recycled power-plant ash in the cement, plants on the roof, and water-bottle heat sink in the living room.
  • His City Is Gone

    A new book of Richard Nickel's photos captures the Chicago he fought so hard to save.
  • Blockhead

    The latest addition to our world-class skyline has a fatal flaw.