Thursday, January 03, 2013

Towers (Olympia and Randolph), Pecha Kucha, Vanavehu, Wright's Heller House, Future City 2013 - more for the January calendar!

See - we told you.  We're already adding great new dates for the January Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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Grab your ascot and reserve the night of Friday, January, 18th. Tickets are going fast for a special Pecha Kucha, co-sponsored by UK/Chicago, at the top of the 61-story-high Olympia Tower, in the the home of the British Consul
General.  It's a benefit for Vanavevhu, which supports and advocates for child-headed households in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Next Thursday, the 10th, you can visit your (substantial) TIF dollars at work at a Real Estate & Building Industries Council sponsored tour of the beautifully renovated Randolph Tower, which began life in the 1920's as the Steuben Club.  Proceeds benefit Landmarks Illinois' programs, including efforts to expand the Illinois State Historic Tax Credit.

On Saturday the 12th, Save Wright Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is offering an Open House for Wright's Heller House in Hyde Park, offering you the opportunity to say, "I liked the tour so much - I bought the house!"  The 1896 residence is actually for sale.

And on Saturday, January 26th, it's time again for the 2013 edition of the Future City Chicago Regional Finals, at Student Center East at UIC, a great event in which 6th, 7th, 8th graders are introduced to engineering and use Sim City to design their cities, with the winners going on to the finals in Washington with the big prize a trip to U.S. Space Camp.

Check out the details for these events and another several dozen others still to come on the January Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.

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