Chicago Architecture Foundation Hit by Economy But Still Moving Forward on Architecture Center

If you’re in Chicago, this story will likely function as both exciting and sad, all at once. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the Chicago Architecture Foundation‘s plans to develop a new Chicago Architecture Center, the first of its kind in the country that would function like something other than a museum, but more like a hub of all sorts of information and resources about all things building and designing. It sounds incredible, the perfect thing for such an architecture-focused city, and the Foundation had begun to get the wheels really moving on the project. Unfortunately, this was at the beginning of September and we all know what happened with the economy since then, and it’s hit the Foundation, already forcing them to strip down their size and some of their more ambitious plans. Though the good news is that, even now that they’re being forced to live within more confined means, they’re still moving forward. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will all happen and we’ll get to cover the big opening in 2011 or whenever it opens sometime in the future.