Tim Thurlow was gracious enough to lead another private Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) tour for those members who had been wait-listed for the tour he led in September.
Tim took us through several centuries of Chicago Architectural History, pointing out representative buildings from major architectural styles and trends, many of which originated in Chicago. He also directed our attention to details that we might never have noticed: for example, how the Carbide and Carbon Building was shaped like a champagne bottle; how few barbecue grills and patio furniture appear on the terraces of the Aqua building; how the modern square buttresses on the NBC Tower exemplify postmodern contextualism by referencing the buttresses of the Chicago Tribune Building; and of course the squirrel gargoyles on the Virgin Hotel.
Once again, the weather was crisply perfect- and we all appreciated Tim’s expertise, humor, and generosity. Our knowledge of the buildings and spaces around us expanded.
Thank you, Tim,
LSSC Program Director