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Weekend getaway to Chicago :)

I had family visiting from Spain, and thought that it might be the perfect chance to visit one of the world’s best known cities for its architecture, filled with architectural jewels, Chicago. We flew from New York to Chicago on Friday and stayed at the Warwick hotel over the weekend. Just in the city center, in the middle of the bustling urban hub.

We had the chance to take the famous “First Lady”, lead by the Architecture Foundation, and got to see all of these outstanding buildings just steps from the Chicago River. 

But this city is not famous only for being the birthplace of the skyscraper, but also for hosting part of the work of the pioneer who developed what came to be called the Prairie School movement of architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright. The photograph was taken at one of his masterpieces in Chicago, the Robie House. Completed in 1910, the house is recognized today as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. This was something I had in my bucket list since the very beginning of my professional career, and finally I got the chance to discover the house Frank Lloyd Wright described as “a cornerstone of modern architecture” on the 50-minute guided tour that took in both the exterior and interior of the building.

Really a must when visiting Chicago!

Iker Ismael Perez Bekoetxea

Trainee at MEIS ArchitectsNew York

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