M & C Motors, 3200 W. Foster, Chicago

A tidy example of the early postwar modernism that characterized commercial architecture in Chicago’s outermost neighborhoods that's in better shape than the discontinued car brands it initially sold…but only barely.

Wacker Drive Plaza, Chicago

The frumpy, functional modernism of the old Chicago Sun-Times Building came down for Trump Tower and glassy apartment buildings sprouted around the Tribune Tower, but the subtlest change here might be the most influential: the removal of the weird little plaza in the middle of Wacker Drive.


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