Smout Allen

Vanessa Lafoy - Preservation Chicago HQ

Salvaged fragments from Chicago’s demolished buildings are cast into the walls and debris is placed into gabion baskets to form a public landscape - the new cast spaces like headstones and the rubble, like ashes. As buildings in the city are demolished, more spaces are cast and the HQ grows taller, a constant record of Chicago’s lost buildings. 

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