(photo by Lee Bey)
Chicago can build some pretty great-looking schools when it wants to.
The good thing?‚ It frequently wants to. Mark T. Skinner West Classical elementary school is a bright new addition to that body of architecture.‚ The‚ three story, largely masonry building set on a steel frame, opened this school year at 1260 W. Adams. The showpiece is the building's main entry where brick, metal and glass meet with the exuberance of a kindergartner rushing to greet his mother after school.