Meet in front of 227 East Walton Place, two blocks east of Michigan Ave
While most closely associated with Mies van der Rohe and the glass towers of Skidmore Owings, and Merrill, the modern movement in Chicago included numerous other architects of renown, who brought their own distinctive brand of modernism to the Windy City. Among the foremost of these designers was Harry Weese, whose practice continued well into the later 20th century. Less polemical than many of his contemporaries, Weese employed a wide variety of materials and forms, and worked on commercial, residential, and institutional projects of diverse scale. This tour will examine four of his firm's 14 Chicago projects, each representing a significant aspect of Weese's career's work: 227 East Walton Place, the Time Life Building, Swissotel, and Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist.
NOTE: This tour involves a substantial amount of walking.
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