Chicago Poetry Center Opens

I took these photos a little over a month ago, but I've been in production mode so not a lot has gotten off of my computer or into the developing tank.

This is the Chicago Poetry Foundation's new headquarters just a few blocks from my house at 61 W Superior. It was designed by architect John Ronan who teaches at my school. He's been getting some excellent stuff built in the area and this is no exception.

Here are some other articles about the building: 1 , 2 , 3



The screening is made of zinc so it should both last forever (it's what they make galvanizing out of) and get somewhat lighter over the years.


Lots of levels and nooks, a cat would love this place.

Entrance courtyard.






Finnish birch (?) plywood shiplap corner.

The scoring in the concrete continues inside much like Mies buildings.