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Mies: a Star of the German Diaspora in Chicago Architecture

Author: Roberto Albores Gleason Program of Study: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Harris School of Public Policy (HAR) Description: In today’s podcast, I will talk about a fantastic story that has influenced Chicago architecture. Mies van der Rohe: a Star of the German Diaspora. How can a middle-aged immigrant become a breakthrough in Chicago’s history?  Listen here:   Transcript...
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Chicago — City Reborn from the Great Fire

Author: Siqi Zou Program of Study: PhD in Molecular Engineering, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) Description: Most Americans know the story of the Great Chicago Fire. Few know the story of the city’s remarkable recovery. The architects who rebuilt Chicago comprised one of the greatest architectural talent in U. S. history. Their achievement was no accident, even though...
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