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800 Fulton Market. Photo: Courtesy SOM

Nine Asian Architects Whose Work Can Be Found in Chicago

Geoffrey Baer

Whereas once Chinatown leaders had to turn to Norwegian architects, now there are noteworthy buildings and sites by Asian architects throughout Chicagoland, from skyscrapers to a library to a synagogue. Geoffrey Baer explores some. 
Illinois Institute of Technology's Kaplan Institute. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Innovative Chicagoland Buildings Striving for Sustainability

Geoffrey Baer

Geoffrey Baer highlights some Chicago buildings addressing climate change by striving for net-zero energy, incorporating renewal energy sources, repurposing existing buildings, and incorporating agriculture, among other things.
GEMS World Academy and Aqua from Lakeshore East Park in Chicago. Photo: WTTW

Women Architects Who Have Made Their Mark on Chicago

Geoffrey Baer

Architecture remains a male-dominated field, but women architects have made their mark upon Chicago and architectural history. Discover a few of them and their projects, from downtown skyscrapers to transit centers and schools.
The American Indian Center hosts a Pow-Wow at the Chicago Avenue Armory. Photo: ST-13002135-0006, Chicago Sun-Times collection, Chicago History Museum

An Exploration of Native American History in Chicago with Geoffrey Baer

Geoffrey Baer

Discover places around Chicago that contain vestiges of Native American history in the region before the arrival of Europeans and show how contemporary Native Americans continue to shape the city.
Geoffrey Baer riding a 6000-series CTA car from 1959 on the Purple Line

A Sneak Peek at Geoffrey Baer's Upcoming Special

Daniel Hautzinger

Geoffrey Baer and a production crew have been riding the rails filming his next special, Chicago by L, and we caught a behind-the-scenes look at the program on a train car built in 1959. Watch Geoffrey speak with the show's producer and a CTA employee. 
A young Geoffrey Baer getting ready for a road trip

Geoffrey Baer's Architecture Road Trips

Daniel Hautzinger

Chicago isn't the only place in the Midwest with exceptional architecture. Geoffrey Baer spotlights road trip-worthy destinations within driving distance of Chicago, from well-known marvels to hidden gems in unexpected places. 
A section of the northern French mining town of Courrières redesigned by the Breitmans

The Classical Architects Who Build Social Housing

Daniel Hautzinger

"You cannot show with the architecture that you are poor and you cannot show that you are rich." That is what architects Marc and Nada Breitman believe. Explore their socially minded works in photos and video with Geoffrey Baer.
The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl

Explore the Chicago River with Geoffrey Baer

Daniel Hautzinger

There's a new Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, but the TV program isn't the only way you can explore Chicago's vital waterway. You can also take your own audio tour of Riverwalk, enjoy 360 videos, watch an animated history of the river reversal, and more on our companion site.
The Chicago River at Wolf Point. Photo: Kristan Lieb

Only a true Chicagoan can ace this quiz about the Chicago River

Jessica Pupovac

How much do you know about the river and its history? The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer premieres November 27 at 7:30 pm.
Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl

Geoffrey Baer's Boats

Daniel Hautzinger

In the upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, Geoffrey boards six diverse vessels to explore Chicago's waterways by boat. From a canoe to a tugboat, discover the different boats and how each represents a different part of river traffic.
The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer. Photo: Ken Carl

Behind the Scenes with Geoffrey Baer

Daniel Hautzinger

Ever wondered how a PBS special gets made? It’s more painstaking than you may realize. Hours of work might yield only a few minutes of material included in the final program. Go behind the scenes of the filming of an upcoming Geoffrey Baer tour.
The Race to Mackinac.

From the Archive: The Race to Mackinac

Daniel Hautzinger

Watch Geoffrey Baer take part in the oldest and longest freshwater sailboat race, as he joins the crew of the Radiance in a journey from Chicago to Mackinac Island. Along the way, discover iconic sights, hear Lake Michigan lore, and learn about the history of the race and region.
The Plaza de Cristo in Havana, Cuba. Photo: Brian Canelles

Take an Immersive Tour of Havana

Daniel Hautzinger

Our expansive Weekend in Havana website lets you explore Cuba's unique capital city. Plan a trip with a guided tour of the must-see highlights. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Havana with 360 video. Explore the cars, cigars, cocktails, and dance of Cuba, and more.
Robert Adam's Sackler Library at Oxford. (Courtesy of ADAM Architecture)

Architect Robert Adam: A Place at the Table

Daniel Hautzinger

Explore the work and style of the 2017 Driehaus Prize-winning architect Robert Adam in WTTW's new documentary and website. Watch web-exclusive interviews, absorb Adam's striking buildings through photos, and learn more about the career of this modern traditionalist.
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