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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Skyspace, Marimekko, Alta Vista Terrace, and the Calatrava Spire among over 30 events on June architectural calendar
The summer slowdown may be underway, but you can barely tell it by the wide range of choices on the June calendar of Chicago architectural events. The 25th Annual State Preservation Conference takes place June 8-10 in Bloomington/Normal. Closer to home, there's the debut of two new documentaries - one on the historic Uptown Theater at the recently reopened Portage Theater, and Sydney Pollack's portrait of Frank Gehry at the Music Box. Lectures include Chris Carley talking about his Fordham Spire, designed by Santiago Calatrava, at a Friends of Downtown event at the Cultural Center, and Lyman Shepard discussing Frank Lloyd Wright at a CAF's lunchtime lecture. The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois holds its annual banquet, a new exhibit on Marimekko fabrics opens at Crown Hall, and James Turrell's UIC Skyspace has its formal dedication. All that and a lot more - preview the June calendar here.
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