Today we continue our series of reports we call “Chicago Exports.”
So much of the world’s great architecture is designed right here in Chicago by Chicagoans, but it’s not built in Chicagoland so it goes unseen by the hometown crowd. That’s why we are featuring the great works produced by Chicago architects continuing the city’s proud legacy as the birthplace of the skyscraper, and a global center of architecture.
If in the future you find yourself driving on I-90 the Cleveland suburb of Westlake, Ohio you may need to pull over and spend the night before coming home to Chicagoland. And if in that future you decide to stay at the Hyatt Place Crocker Park, it might look strangely familiar to you. Especially if you frequent Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
That’s because the 110-room hotel now under construction in Ohio is based on the design of Chicago’s own Hyatt Place Harper Court (officially “Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center”). Both hotels are the work of Legat Architects in the West Loop.