U.S. Navy to demolish Building 521 in Chicago, a Modernist structure designed by Skidmore, Owings, Merill architects William Priestly and Bruce Graham (of Sears Tower fame) and completed in 1954. Here is the National Trust’s for Historic Preservation’s evaluation of the building.
The winners of the White House Redux contest (a.k.a. redesign the White House) have been announced. In first place, a truly inscrutable project whose accompanying architecturespeak has me cross-eyed. (Sample: “In these fantasies and love stories, these relationships and lost histories from Kabul, Little Rock, Tacoma and Peshawar demonstrate and architecture of wit, humanity and originality not previously achieved since writers imagined an architecture of iDeath.” Um, right.