Linda Mack lecture on architecture and Mpls. riverfront Nov. 1

Architecture journalist Linda Mack will give a free lecture on the architecture and redevelopment of the Minneapolis riverfront on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, 7 p.m., at the Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second Street, Minneapolis.

Over the last quarter century, the Minneapolis riverfront has been transformed from a derelict industrial area to a vibrant cultural oasis. In this illustrated presentation Mack will describe the people and forces that shaped the riverfront as we now know it, from the early days of struggles over Nicollet Island's future to the recent arrival of stylish condos, the Guthrie Theater and MacPhail Center for Music. Along the way she will reflect on the riverfront's architectural successes and failures, as well as her hopes for the future of the area.

As architecture critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 21 years, Linda Mack has traced the development of the Twin Cities as a vibrant arts and design community. She has also written for national magazines including Landscape Architecture, Planning and Town and Country.