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Architect Helmut Jahn, hit while riding a bicycle in St. Charles. I can't tell you how important his career was to me during the 80s as a volunteer for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Some of my favorite, lesser known works, include the not obvious until pointed out, Evanston office building with a nod to Wrigley Field, the U of C Chiller Plant and believe is or not the Student Resrouce Center at the College of Dupage.

And how many times has billhike driven by the big N?

N Building. Naperville IL by the tollway. In a sea of otherwise unimaginative office buildings this one stands out. | Naperville, Building, Commercial real estate

@The Old Man posted:

Architect Helmut Jahn, hit while riding a bicycle in St. Charles. I can't tell you how important his career was to me during the 80s as a volunteer for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Some of my favorite, lesser known works, include the not obvious until pointed out, Evanston office building with a nod to Wrigley Field, the U of C Chiller Plant and believe is or not the Student Resrouce Center at the College of Dupage.

And how many times has billhike driven by the big N?

N Building. Naperville IL by the tollway. In a sea of otherwise unimaginative office buildings this one stands out. | Naperville, Building, Commercial real estate

Surely hundreds, and I’ve also seen it from hiking at nearby Herrick Lake forest preserve. Big loss for the architectural world, though 81 and still riding a bicycle is a pretty decent run. I wonder what the draw to St. Charles is for non-local celebrities. Thinking Donnie Wahlburg and Brian Wilson.

@sunnylea57 posted:

Oh no! I thought he’d last forever.

I was stunned to read this in the LA Times this morning about Hitchcock's TV show, “While Hitchcock oversaw production, Lloyd and fellow producer Joan Harrison were largely responsible for the creative quality of that show." This is a quote from Mark Quigley, manager of research and study center for the UCLA Film and Television Archive and it's not remotely true. Hitchcock was mostly a figurehead in the show who came in to do the intros and the outros. He did direct a number of episodes but he was hardly involved with the day to day operation of the show--he was busy making his greatest movies including Vertigo, North by Northwest and Psycho.

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