Monday, October 26, 2009

This Wednesday - Building the Burnham Pavilions, and the creation of Lake Point Tower

Still one more event for the October calendar that we missed. This Thursday, October 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the South Chase Promenade of Millennium Park, site of the two pavilions designed by Ben van Berkel UNStudio and Zaha Hadid Architects to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago, there'll be another of the Talks with the Burnham Pavilions Teams. An insider's look at their creation will be provided by two people deeply involved in the process - Julie Burros, Director of Cultural Planning for the City of Chicago, and Chris Rockey of Rockey Structures, LLC, the structural engineer for both pavilions.

And a reminder that earlier on Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., in the John Buck lecture hall at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan, there will be a great panel discussing Lake Point Tower: Back-story of an Icon - including the building's architect George Schipporeit, its developer William F. Hartnett, Jr., architectural historian Kevin Harrington, and architect Edward Windhorst, author of the excellent new book Lake Point Tower: A Design History.

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