Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Toy King in Chicago Spire

Ty Warner, owner and founder of Ty Inc., which manufactures and distributes Beanie Babies, Ty Girls and other plush items will be one of the first tenants at Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Multi-millioner toy manufacturer Warner signed a contract to buy the 10,000-plus square-foot, two-story penthouse at Spire. Originally the unit was priced at $40 millions. What Warner paid remains undisclosed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Boom Towns Exhibition

You are in the Boom Town and have a unique chance to learn about the iconic works of architecture from late 19Th-century Chicago with parallel works in today’s China and the Middle East, two other Boom Towns.

You will see how buildings you pass by daily are contrasted with those in China and Middle East. Adler & Sulivan’s 1894 Stock Exchange Building will appear next to Goettsch Partners’ stock exchange complex on Abu Dhabi’s Sowwah Island.

William Le Baron Jenney’s 1885 Home Insurance Building will be compared with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Burj Dubai, now the tallest structure ever constructed on earth.

Opening Reception will be held in Atrium Gallery , Tuesday, September 23, 5:30pm–7:30pm.

Daily exhibition will be open free from September 23 to November 21.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Follow the RedBall

Native of Chicago Artist Kurt Perschke inhibits our Windy City with a mobile sculptural performance now widely known as RedBall.

The idea of the project seems to bee aimed to revive neglected city spots and turn them into architectural, artistic and social places of attraction.

Do not miss your chance to see the RedBall. You can actually follow the RedBall throughout the month of September:

1 Millennium Park

3 Spertus Institute

5 Wishbone on Washington

6 Field Museum

7 Grant Park Underpass

10 Wacker & Wabash

12 LaSalle Bridge

13 Damen & North Ave

14 Chess Pavilion

17 Union Station & Jackson

19 Hyde Park Art Center

20 ITT Campus Center

23 19 S. LaSalle

24 Federal Plaza

25 Cultural Center