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Pepper Construction and Booth Hansen Architecture worked with Chicago Landmarks Commission officials to identify historic elements in the Three Arts Club. Original wood doors and windows were restored. Windows on the upper floors were replaced with fenestration that matched the historic profile of the originals. Photo: © 2015 RH

November 14, 2016 | BD+C Staff

On the exterior of the building, masonry and terra cotta were revitalized, and ugly fire escapes...

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The 16-foot-high basketball court in the Seattle Children’s outpatient center is used for pediatric sports medicine and orthopedic care services. Photo courtesy of Aaron Leitz.

November 14, 2016 | John Caulfied, Senior Editor

The hospital was attracted to the big box’s footprint: one level with wide spans between structur...

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The sanctuary of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun synagogue in New York was restored following a massive fire five years ago. All photos: Chris Cooper / Chris Cooper Photographer Inc.

November 14, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The blaze left the 110-year-old synagogue a charred shell, its structural integrity severely comp...

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Even though the Seaholm Power Plant has been out of operation since 1989, its iconic stacks still define the Seaholm District, which includes a 30-story residential condominium high-rise and low-rise retail/office space. The central plaza is illuminated by a custom responsive light installation coordinated by the city of Austin’s Art and Public Places program. Courtesy of Casey Dunn Photography.

November 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The power plant was on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic...

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The Grand Lobby is accented by original millwork that was reinstalled after the columns were structurally reinforced. Courtesy Brad Pogatetz Photography

November 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Built in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition, the CAA was an exclusive social club founded...

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Massive Chicago parking garage gets overdue waterproofing maggie daley

Millennium Lakeside Garage in Chicago. Photos: Western Specialty Contractors

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Millennium Lakeside Garage, the largest underground parking facility in the U.S., hadn’t been wat...

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Washington Monument restored after rare East Coast earthquake

An earthquake and Hurricane Irene caused damage to the Washington Monument in 2011. Photos courtesy Hill International

November 30, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

This restoration and repair project, which was completed under budget and eight days early (despi...

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Denver's 107-year-old seminary campus modernized  St. John Vianney Theological Seminary

Photos: Terry Shapiro

November 30, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The scope of the project included the seminary dorms, library, and chapel, all of which posed the...

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Center of I.M. Pei-designed plaza part of Washington redevelopment

Photo: Judy Davis, Hoachlander Davis Photography.

November 24, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The L’Enfant Plaza, a three-story below-grade mall, was renovated to include a new glass atrium p...

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Adaptive reuse utilized to build Manhattan's first freestanding emergency department

Chris Cooper Photography/Courtesy Perkins Eastman.

November 24, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The Lenox Hill Healthplex, a restoration of the Curran O’Toole Building, has glass-block walls an...

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Nave restored at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library

Yale's Sterling Memorial Library. Photo: Brian Rose.

November 19, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Turner Construction and Helpern Architects revived the 150-foot-long nave, which was embellished...

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Infinite Chicago redevelopment bridges past to present

The project repurposed the 16-story Gibbons Building and the 19-story Steger Building into 124 student living units with 409 beds. Photo courtesy Papageorge Haymes Partners

November 19, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The renovation of three historic downtown buildings—the Gibbons and Steger Buildings and Pickwick...

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Sun Theater serves the youth of St. Louis

St. Louis’s Sun Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Photo: Michael Kelley.

November 18, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor  

Lawrence Group and property owner TLG Beaux Arts raised $11 million to restore the 26,000-sf thea...

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Smithsonian Institution’s Arts and Industries Building again an exposition and museum space

Smithsonian Institution’s Arts & Industries Building, the institution’s second building, and the first to house the National Museum. Photo: Maxwell MacKenzie, Architectural Photographer.

November 17, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

After removing decades’ worth of unfortunate additions to expose 17 historic interior spaces for...

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Lumberyard turned into Chicago charter school

Photo: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing.

November 16, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

While the existing structures were in poor condition, the Building Team preserved and restored 75...

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Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School grows with the times design-build

The Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School serves 1,300 students (pre-K to 12) at its facilities on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near Central Park. Photos: Andrew Mohat Media

November 12, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The 251-year-old NYC school was a design-build project that overcame issues like tight space and...

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Restoration of the Whitney Building provides hope for Detroit

A second skylight was placed above the hallmark atrium skylight; only the steel framework of the original was kept. Photo courtesy Whitney Partners.

November 10, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Four years ago, Whitney Partners purchased the 253,000-sf Whitney for $3.3 million. Their mission...

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University of Chicago's uses space economically with Saieh Hall

The nearly 150,000-sf Saieh Hall for Economics had to be sqeezed into tight quarters on the Hyde Park campus of the University of Chicago. Photo: Tom Rossiter.

November 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The five-story, 100,000-sf seminary was converted into a modern education facility that would be...

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King of kings: Classic brooklyn movie theater stages a return engagement

The final result of the Kings Theatre redevelopment gracefully emulates the original design by theater architects Rapp & Rapp and interior designer Harold W. Rambusch. Photo: Matt Lambros Photography

November 09, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The theater, which withstood vacancy, neglect and vandalism, has been redeveloped with a goal: ba...

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