In a major upset, at this afternoon's session of the Chicago Landmarks Commission, a proposal to strip the landmark Farwell building of its facade, demolish the building, and reinstall the facade on another structure appears to have failed. Chairman David Mosena announced the final vote as 4 in favor of the proposal, 3 against, and 1 abstention. He announced that the motion failed, and called on a representative from the city's Corporate Counsel office, who reaffirmed that the majority of all commissioners was required. Including the abstaining commissioner, eight were present. There was no majority, and so the motion failed. We will keep you on top of how this plays out.
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WEDNESDAY: Small Projects, Big Talent - Zurich Esposito and winning architects including Peter Exley discuss this year's AIA Chicago Small Firm/Small Projects Awards, lunchtime at the Chicago Architecture Foundation May 22, 2013 Also Tuesday: Historic Building Rehabs, Lighting and Daylighting, Live Your Brand, Shanghai Tower
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