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Ideas for Stapleton’s iconic control tower


On our way back from Boulder to Denver International Airport on Sunday morning, Brendan and I stopped by the Stapleton development in Denver to see the old Stapleton International Airport control tower. This handsome and historic structure is pretty much … Continue reading

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Cases of great Dublingenuity!


I finished reading a quite interesting and enlightening book over the past weekend, entitled Ingenious Dublin: a guide to the city’s marvels, discoveries, and inventions, by author Mary Mulvihill. It catalogues a wide variety of important inventions, innovations, and accomplishments, … Continue reading

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Birthplace of the transistor radio


I was born in Indiana in the 1950s and grew up/lived there through college, but until recently I was totally unaware of my birth state’s pivotal role in the development of transistor radios. Until the early 1950s, radios were powered … Continue reading

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Why the “Bilbao effect” works in Bilbao


The “Bilbao effect” (also known as the ‘Guggenheim effect’) pertains to the cause and effect (causal) relationship that occurred when a single world-class project became the catalyst for reviving this once gritty, economically distressed, post-industrial city. The opening of architect Frank Geary’s masterful Guggenheim Museum in 1997 … Continue reading

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Striking architecture in the land of Spartans


Got a chance earlier this week to visit the newly opened Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in East Lansing.  The boldly designed $40 million facility has been under construction for the past couple of years and … Continue reading

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The “Wright” place in Grand Rapids


Located in a lovely historic residential neighborhood just southeast of downtown Grand Rapids is the spectacular Meyer May House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909. Built at approximately the same time as the Robie House in Chicago, The Meyer … Continue reading

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Discovering Chicago’s Hyde Park


I had never spent time wandering around the south side of Chicago in my many visits to this great city. Usually, it is the Loop, Magnificent Mile, the Gold Coast, the burbs, or the airports. Not sure why. Perhaps memories … Continue reading

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