Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Saturday, March 25

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After 25 years, an Iraqi-born Briton who has pushed the boundaries of design for a quarter-century, becomes the first woman to receive the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, awarded by Chicago's Pritzker family. Often deemed too radical early on, Zaha Hadid is now in the midst of a flood of commissions. In winning this year's prize, she challenges the notion that architecture is a man's world. Unfortunately, there are no current plans for any Chicago work, but hopefully that will soon change.

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