INDICTMENTS, POSTAL service, LAW firms, CIVIL law, and SELF-control
The article offers information on the indictment by Alderman Ed Burke, chairman of the Chicago City Council's powerful finance committee; of racketeering, attempted extortion, and attempting to use interstate commerce to facilitate unlawful activity. It mentions that discussion with 601W Companies about how it could obtain city tax-increment financing funding and how it hiring Klafter & Burke to perform real estate work; and also mentions impact of interference of Burke in funded projects.
MAILBOXES, POSTAL service, BOXES, and GRADUATE students
The article deals with the 40-foot-long mailboxes designed by Hansy Better Barraza and Anthony J. Piermarini as graduate students of Harvard University together with classmate Michael Cosmas. The mailboxes consist of a textured plane of trays cantilevers from a self-supporting waffle panel, all made of 12-gauge, cold-rolled steel, the cheapest variety.
OFFICE mail procedures, ARCHITECTURE, PUBLIC administration, and POSTAL service
This article reports that the U.S. Postal Service has immortalized one of architecture's most creative thinkers, R. Buckminster Fuller, with his own stamp. The stamp's image reproduces an unusual painting of Fuller by Boris Artzybasheff that originally appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1964. It depicts Fuller's head inscribed with the pattern of his best-known invention, the famous geodesic dome, patented in 1954. The playful graphic also illustrates several other objects conceived by the visionary architect, including the Dymaxion Car, a three-wheeled automobile. The postal service has released 60 million of the 37-cent stamps, which were officially issued at a ceremony on July 12.