Boise, Idahoâ€“based architects CTY Studio and design company Ecosystems Sciences have won anÂ RFPÂ to design a new public sculpture for Boise’s soon-to-be-renovated City Hall Plaza. Both the sculpture and the plaza are expected to be completed by fall 2015. The $200,000 sculpture, called Terrain, Civics, Ecology, will be made up of nine 20-foot-tall steel panels, arranged in a circle to create an enclosure that pedestrians can walk through.
A bizarre parliamentary maneuver two weeks ago granted and subsequently revoked landmark status for Bertrand Goldbergâ€™s embattled Old Prentice Womenâ€™s Hospital in Chicago, leading some to speculate about legal recourse for a coalition of preservationists who have fought owner Northwestern Universityâ€™s plans to demolish the building. Today members of that coalition took their battle to court, alleging the Commission on Chicago Landmarks â€œacted arbitrarily and exceeded its authority.â€