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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Tuesday, May 24

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Two architecturally/historically significant things are happening today. The first is the groundbreaking ceremony for the Art Institute's new North Wing, designed by Renzo Piano, starting at 8:30am. The second is the awarding of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, held in Millennium Park this evening. I don't mean to be a big geek, but I think I'm going to go. Your handy dandy Slowdown has all the details.

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