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Architecture Fri Apr 11 2008

CBOE Sign at Wrigley

It is too bad that other historic pieces of Chicago architecture don't receive this kind of attention...

Super-architecture sleuth, Blair Kamin, wrote an article in today's Tribune argues that his own company may have skirted city permit requirements to install a yellow CBOE sign on a protected portion of Wrigley Field's brick wall. The Tribune Company is arguing that the sign is in fact "a sticker" and is an alteration too insignificant to warrant city review. As a result, the city is now investigating whether or not the Cubs completed work without proper permit authority.

The most ridiculous outcome of this article is not that city hall will now spend time figuring out whether or not the Tribune Company violated any city ordinances; it is that this article was even written. Certainly there has to be a more intriguing architectural topic that a 2 foot by 3 foot sign on a brick wall.

 
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Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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