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Discussion questions and activity ideas to be used with the following works of art: Roof, Summer Night; Nighthawks; Nightlife; and Trolley, New Orleans. After...
Classroom or Home Activity: Sights and Sounds of the City
Discussion questions and activity ideas to be used with the following works of art: Distant View of Niagara Falls; Yosemite; Roof, Summer Night; Tanks #2; ...
Classroom or Home Activity: Realism and Idealism—Art and Literature
Discussion questions and activiity ideas to be used with Nighthawks and Nightlife. Students will investigate nightlife in 1940s America and compare and contrast the two works of art.
Classroom or Home Activity: Nightlife
Hilberseimer was known to have summed up his philosophy on planning with one question: "should
not children go to school without crossing a street?" In a 1962 letter to Architectural Record...
06. Ludwig Hilberseimer, traffic redevelopment plan for the south side of Chicago, c.1955.
Another of the Plan's six key recommendations was the widening of important streets "in order to
facilitate the movement to and from the business district." One such street was...
01. Chicago Plan Commission meeting minutes, [p.30], February 17, 1913.
Map highlighting proposed improvements in the Loop and surrounding areas, including the widening of surface arteries, the construction of multi-level street sections on Michigan Ave. and South Water...
02. <em>Ten Years of the Chicago Plan Commission</em> brochure, April 1920.
In 1968, architect Bertrand Goldberg began conceptualizing what was envisioned to become a dynamic and affordable high density, mixed-use "new city center" along the southwestern outskirts of Chicago...
04. River City I, Clark Parkway Level, site plan (unbuilt), March 1974.
The original South Branch of the Chicago River curved eastward at Polk St. and then again west between what is now 15th St. and 18th St. The straightening of the River, suggested initially in the...
05. Chicago Plan Commission meeting minutes, p.44, February 17, 1913.
Marina City, arguably architect Bertrand Goldberg's most significant work, was a pioneer in mixed-use, residential, and commercial structures, and remarkable for its sculptural use of precast...
02. Marina City, 300 N. State St., Chicago, IL, model view, August 1961.
"[T]here is a new plan. The plan is to make the Central City habitable. "People like to live
closely, and enjoy the work and the play which is the byproduct of high density living. < br/...
03. Bertrand Goldberg typescript, "Marina City - The Central City Plan," April 15, 1960.
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