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Deconstruction in Chicago?

Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 4:30pm
University of Chicago, Bartlett Hall, First floor 'trophy lounge'

Califonia's Green feat. The ReUse People

The ReUse People’s Ted Reiff (green hardhat) gives “California Green“‘s Huell Howser the lowdown on a house being deconstructed. Image courtesy “California Green”/The ReUse People of America.

For the University of Chicago’s Earth Week events April 16-22, UHC will present an overview on deconstruction and its collaboration with The ReUse People of America to help provide a viable alternative to demolition in the Chicagoland area.

We’ll be joined by a local contractor undertaking a pilot deconstruction project of an urban residence.


  • Introduction to Deconstruction- Dave Hampton, UHC Secretary
  • Video: California’s Green with Huell Howser featuring The ReUse People of America
  • Video: Deconstructing the Clock Tower at Village-at-Northstar, Lake Tahoe
  • A Local Perspective - Ken Ortiz, OBI Development
  • Question and answer session


University of Chicago, Bartlett Hall, First floor “trophy lounge”

Free parking available on the street at 56th, 57th or University Ave or paid parking in a garage at 55th and Ellis Ave.

A reception will follow.

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