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Lee Bey

Editorial Board Member
The AIA Gold Medal win by Carol Ross Barney underscores the importance of well-designed public spaces.
If there’s any chance at all to rebuild and repopulate the Far South Side, the Red Line extension is key — and far too important to be caught in a standoff between the CTA president and the City Council.
The commuter agency is replacing the ornate portal with a new and accessible entrance as part of a $100 million station upgrade.
The outgoing and avuncular Lynch was first drawn to Chicago in 1967 when he visited the city from his home in Wisconsin to see the Picasso sculpture.
McCormick Place owner seeks ideas on the redevelopment of all or parts of the 51-year-old building that needs $400 million in repairs.
The 1983 Central Area Plan didn’t want to remake the central area but instead sought sensible improvements. There is some merit in that approach today, as the city figures out a new chapter for downtown.
The mayor is correct in wanting a fresh look at Soldier Field. But she’s wrong if she considers recommendations or her own aims right now as anything better than a first draft.
The long-vacant, two-story former Lake Meadows professional building at 31st Street and Rhodes Avenue — a dormant but architecturally significant modernist South Side office building — is getting a major fix-up.