Greektown Development Aerial Perspective

During the 1980’s when I was doing a lot of freelance architectural rendering and illustration work, I was asked by Roula Architects, Chicago, Illinois, to do a rendering of a proposed redesign of an entire city block in the Greektown area of Chicago. Working from the architect’s sketches and ideas, I created this aerial perspective for presentation purposes.

The idea here was to recreate the “Greek village” aesthetic that one sees often when traveling in Greece. There are usually hillsides, mountains and/or beaches involved, with the village stepped up in layers behind. That was the idea behind this design. I think it worked pretty well, even though it was never built. The site is on the East side of Halsted Street, with the Kennedy Expressway behind it.