America's Favorite Architecture: Chicago

America's Favorite Architecture: Chicago

Heather Blaha
Feb 23, 2007

Thanks to AT:SF for letting us in on America's Favorite Architecture compilation. 1,800 Americans participated in selecting this list of 150 buildings, structures, and landmarks across the country (based on nominations from AIA member architects).

We couldn't believe that the first mention of a Chicago structure didn't arise until #31...and that was Wrigley Field. We're wondering what makes your - Chicagoans' - shortlist of local favorites. Back in June '06, we asked you a similar question, and Wrigley Field was no where to be found.

Also, each entry on the site invites you to "comment and learn more":

A click on the "Comment or learn more" link brings you to a dedicated page where you can learn more about the chosen subject and tell us a personal story about it, argue its merits or faults, and read and debate others' comments. In the months ahead, we will continue to engage the public in a discussion of the built environment as part of a year-long celebration of The American Institute of Architects 150th anniversary, including 156 Blueprint for America community-service projects at the local level.

The pace picks up a little, with 15 other Chicago spots listed:

Tribune Tower (#38)
Sears Tower (#42)
Field Museum (#52)
333 Wacker Drive (#62, pictured above)
Lake Point Tower (#73)
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower (#82)
Glessner House (#83)
Harold Washington Library (#85)
Art Institute of Chicago (#88)
United Airlines Terminal at O'Hare (#102)
Union Station (#110)
Rookery Building (#128)
Robie House (#138)
Carson Pirie Scott (#145)
Auditorium Building (#147)


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