Monthly Archives: February 2012


Pop quiz—What do these three buildings have in common?       They all need to be demolished. At least according to prevailing attitudes. These are just a few of the buildings on the city of Chicago’s chopping block, according to … Continue reading

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Blocky beauty

I’m blown away by Mike Doyle’s Lego renditions of abandoned old houses. He built the one above, Three-Story Victorian with Tree, out of about 60,000 Lego pieces, putting in 450 hours of work. What attracted me to these at first … Continue reading

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