Shared History, Part 2: The Full Story on the Mecca Flats and IIT

Since I posted about the event at IIT earlier this week, Lynn Becker of ArchitectureChicago Plus has reposted a piece he wrote about the full story of IIT and Mecca Flats in 2014.   He originally published it to accompany Tim Samuelson’s exhibit on Mecca Flat Blues at the Chicago Cultural Center. It’s a very […]

Shared History: The Mecca Flat Revealed at IIT Architecture

Yesterday, I attended an event at The IIT College of Architecture celebrating the recent recovery of architectural elements and artifacts from the Mecca Flat — the historic residential building which previously occupied the site of Mies van der Rohe’s S. R. Crown Hall. The program was entitled “Shared History: The Mecca Flat Revealed at IIT […]

The continuous reinvention of Chicago’s Palace of the People (aka the Chicago Cultural Center)

I just came across this lovely article by Iker Gil in this week’s Archinect, and I thought it was so loaded with great Chicago details that I wanted to maximize the number of people who’d read it. It originally ran in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial blog, and contains a wonderful history of the building and the […]