Two items for a quiet Sunday morning:
Here is an 8 minute documentary on two telecommunications building built in New York City just before the Depression -- buildings still being used for thier original purpose more than 80 yeas later.
Becker on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Seven years ago, Lynn Becker was a fierce opponent of the plan to move the Chicago Children's Musuem to a new building built in Grant Park. He was part of a loud chorus of opposition that beat back a powerful mayor and well-funded public relations campaign. His article written for the Chicago Reader presented a wide-ranging, well-researched argument against the relocation.
But he's defending the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art's proposed location on the lakefront. He lays out solid reasons for tentatively supporting the location and a list of serious questions that should be anwswered before the project progresses. He also links to the high-profile critics of the plan, offering a help introduction to the controversy.