Chicago Architecture Info was founded in 2003 to provide an online guide to Chicago's built environment at a time when nearly all of that information was locked up in rarely seen books in widely scattered buildings with restricted hours and odd smells.
While our goal is to provide as much information as we can, as accurately as we can, time constraints keep us from publishing information on every building we'd like to. But if you have a favorite building that you don't see in our listing, just shoot us an e-mail and we'll try to get it on as soon as possible.
This web site was built by and is maintained by human beings. Unfortunately, wetware is imperfect and sometimes things aren't always what they need to be. If you have a correction, addition, or other comment feel free to e-mail us about it and we'll see what we can do.
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We add buildings to the web site as often as time allows. Usually there is a backlog of between several dozen to several hundred buildings and photos waiting to be processed. If you really really really really want to see a building added quickly, shoot us an e-mail and we can try to bump it up. However, if we don't have photographs of a building we won't post it at all. After all, the interweb is a visual medium. You'll improve your chances of seeing your building if you send us photos of it that you took yourself. Almost every telephone has a camera in it these days. Take a picture of your building and send it to us and it will magically float to the top of the to do list. Don't just go copying pictures from the internet. Doing that is bad, and you should feel bad.
Usually. More often than not the photographs you see on this web site were taken by us and the copyrights owned by us. If photos of the building you're interested in are available to the public, they'll be in here.
No. A big part of being in school is learning how to do research. “Research” does not mean using a search engine to find the answers, or checking Wikipedia, or asking an architecture web site. If you're too lazy to do basic research, you deserve to get a big fat F on your assignment.
You wouldn't believe how often we get this question. The answer is always “no.” Your little lunchbucket needs to learn how to do his own work in order to survive in the real world. If you do his work for him, he'll never get a good job. Which means he won't be able to support you in your old age. So you'll end up 89-years-old asking, “You want fries with that?”