|New Exhibition at CAF on O'Hare Airport|
|Friday, 16 January 2009 06:06|
Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport is the new exhibition open Jan. 15-May 1 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), 224 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.Â Free and open daily, the exhibition portrays Oâ€™Hare as an international model of airport design.
Innovations such as a central parking garage, movable jetway bridges, and the two-tiered drive separating arrivals and departures, established Oâ€™Hare as the industry standard for jet-age airport design. One of the largest architectural commissions in Chicagoâ€™s history, Oâ€™Hare was designed by architects led by C.F. Murphy Associates.
The exhibition consists of photographs that depict Oâ€™Hare from the 1950s through the 1980s. It includes black and white images from Hedrich-Blessing and color photographs by Robert Burley as well as a pair of Eames Oâ€™Hare Tandem Sling Seats, an acoustic installation of airport sounds, and a newspaper brochure with additional historical material.
The exhibition is curated by Charles Waldheim, principal of Urban Agency and director of the landscape architecture program at the University of Toronto.
â€śCharles Waldheim has assembled an iconic collection of photographs and we hope to attract architects, engineers, lovers of modern design and everyone who has flown in or out of Oâ€™Hare,â€ť said Lynn Osmond, Chicago Architecture Foundation President and CEO.
Waldheim will provide an overview at the exhibition opening on Jan. 15 and a lecture on Jan. 16. www.architecture.org for more info.
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