The long-stalled Museum of Broadcast Communications at State and Kinzie in River North is finally starting to look less like a half-finished concrete block and more like a contemporary museum. Early last month, Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin reported that Gov. Pat Quinn had given the museum a $6 million grant, provided that work on the exterior and key mechanical equipment be finished by the end of April. A visit to the construction site on Sunday reveals some major improvements to the building's exterior, and museum president Bruce DuMont recently told Marina City News that basic interior work would be finished by the April 30 deadline. According to Marina City News, the finished building will feature a 22-foot-long sculpture displaying 36 video screens. Click through for floorplans.
· Work Resumes on Museum of Broadcast Communications [Curbed Chicago]
· Construction underway again on long-stalled MBC [Cityscapes]
· Broadcast museum unrolls floor plans [Marina City Online]