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ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport at the Eric Arthur Gallery


January 22, 2008
by Canadian Architect

This exhibition runs from January 14 to May 31, 2008 at the Eric Arthur Gallery at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

In the second half of the 20th century, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was the biggest and busiest facility of its kind in the world. ORD assembles photographs of O’Hare by Toronto’s Robert Burley and Chicago’s Hedrich-Blessing. Hedrich-Blessing’s iconic images describe the modern architecture of O’Hare as Chicago’s largest public works project. Burley’s photos describe O’Hare’s operational airfield as a complex managed landscape. Together they illustrate half a century of design at O’Hare.

The exhibition is curated by Charles Waldheim and Urban Agency, with support from the Chicago History Museum, Gamma Photo, Herman Miller Canada Inc., Stephen Bulger Gallery, Urban Agency and Ryerson University.

For more information, please visit www.ald.utoronto.ca.



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