Classic Architecture in Chicago

Classic Architecture in Chicago

This past week was an active one in architecture, from Santiago Calatrava in town to two exceptional awards.

The prestigious Pritzker Prize went to British architect Richard Rogers, who’s known for modern structures with exterior pipes and ventilation systems, lending themselves to an inside-out style.

And this weekend, the Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture was presented to Jack Robertson.

Robertson is known as much as an urban planner as a classical architect.

Eight Forty-Eight architecture contributor Ed Keegan met Robertson at the corners of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive.

They spoke in the shadow of the classical Tribune and Wrigley buildings and the future site of Trump Chicago.

Robertson says this intersection shows the stateliness of the Windy City.