Thursday, September 01, 2011
Today: Landmarks 2011 Preservation Excellence Awards, Okrent's Chicago from the Sky
Two Thursday events day, however, kick off the month. Today at 10:00 a.m., at the Sidney Yates Room at the Cultural Center, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks will hold the Awards Ceremony for its 2011 Preservation Excellence Awards, with the honorees including both a book, The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan; an exhibition, Louis Sullivan's Idea, and such renovation projects as the White Castle #16 on Cermak, Jens Jensen's 300 West Adams, the McCormick Double House on Rush, among others. The usual monthly meeting of the commission, Prentice still not included, takes place at 12:45 in City Hall chambers.
September session will feature urban planning consultant and photographer Lawrence Okrent discussing and showing images from his book, Chicago From the Sky: A Region Transformed.