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Marina City

by E-Slant Team
      From ArchiTech Gallery: Chicago has many iconic buildings but none is so instantly recognizable worldwide as the riverside complex of Bertrand Goldberg's Marina City.The sculptural aspect of the matched towers is so breathtaking, and its siting at the edge of the river so startling that it creates an unmatched visual image of Chicago.In describing the tower plan in a 1959 speech at the start of building, Goldberg insisted that it wasn't cylindrical, rather, it was "...the organization of a tremendous sunflower - where the core is the center of the flower and each of the bays emanatin... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 6/15/09
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Future Perfect

by E-Slant Team
      Mid 20th Century Modernism's most flamboyant designers. Industrial and architectural drawings from post-war to post-moon landing. ArchiTech Gallery has assembled design drawings from the mid-1940s to the late 1960s that mark the beginning of the most accelerated period in American consumerism. "Future Perfect: Mid-Century Modern Design Drawings": The underlying premise of this small show of drawings, models and prototypes at Architech is that the streamlining characteristic of 1920s and 1930s design underwent a major change after World War II. And the point is well-taken. From 194... [more]
Posted by E-Slant Team on 5/4/09