Don’t forget to register: Dearborn Street Art and Sculpture Walk, presented by the Center for the Living City

I decided a while ago that I wanted to expand the focus of my urban-exploration activities to year-round options, and The Center for the Living City provided an opportunity for me to do that.

The Center’s first Chicago event will take place less than 2 weeks from now – on Saturday, 5 May, from 10 AM to 12 noon. If you’ve missed Rolf Achilles’ previous Dearborn Street Art and Sculpture Walks – or would like to experience it again – here’s your chance!

Rolf Achilles discussing design of the North Vestibule, Monadnock Building

The Walk will cover tremendous ground in Chicago’s architectural and artistic heritage, describing the evolution of office building construction by William LeBaron Jenney, Burnham and Root, the architects’ reliance on engineering to achieve new building heights, and the mutual design influences between Chicago and Vienna – courtesy of Adolf Loos, among other people – at the turn of the 20th Century.

You can see some images of this experience here, and we hope they will entice you to register in advance at Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you!

Monadnock Building Art Nouveau ceiling fixture; photo by Amy Lardner


Second Franklin Building, 720 S. Dearborn

Marquette Building Lobby with mosaic frieze

Picasso’s Flamingo; photo: Amy Lardner