Chicago Architecture Biennial update: Friends of Downtown

Last week, we had about 40 people join us on two Biennial Jane’s Walks led by Rolf Achilles, “The Art of Local Architecture on Dearborn Street from Van Buren to Randolph.” Tomorrow evening, October 14th, we’ll be presenting our final Biennial event, 35 years of Friends of Downtown: What Have We Achieved, and What’s Left? […]

Improved Registration for #ChicagoBiennial Events: An Embarrassment of Riches

I’ve been searching for a better phrase to define the Chicago Architecture Biennial, but the one in this title will have to do. Jane’s WalkCHICAGO and Friends of Downtown are presenting a total of three events during the Biennial. The first are described here, with buttons at hand to ease registration. For the Saturday Walk: […]

Mark your calendar: special Jane’s Walk events in October!

We’re excited to announce that Jane’s WalkCHICAGO will be an official participant of the Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of the Art of Architecture, which will launch in October 2015. On the opening weekend of Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, we will be offering Jane’s WalkCHICAGO: The Art of Local Architecture on Dearborn […]

Chicago’s 2015 Jane’s Walk was great!

With the support of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, more people than ever came out to join us for the third annual Jane’s Walk event in Chicago. Over 250 people participated in thirteen neighborhood walks and two ancillary events, resulting in an increase of more than 44% over our 2014 attendance. We were thrilled to […]

#Jane’s Walk CHICAGO: Hyde Park North / The Legacy of Urban Renewal

The 1950s and 1960s in Hyde Park were fraught with fear and uncertainty about the future of the neighborhood.  Buildings were deteriorating, “undesirables” were moving in, and people were worried that Hyde Park was on its way to becoming a slum.  The University considered the threat so great that it even (briefly) considered moving out of Hyde […]