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Ancient Rome in Chicago

What better way to learn about architecture than a virtual tour of Chicago, a city world-famous for its unique mix of architectural styles? Northwestern University classics professor Dr. Francesca Tataranni brings a classical antiquity perspective to some of the city's iconic landmarks and lesser-known historical gems. Some new sites have been added since the project was last featured in the 12-08-2019 issue of the Scout Report. Launched in 2019, Ancient Rome in Chicago leads visitors on an "architectural tour showcasing the many ways in which Chicago's enduring, protean, and at times antagonistic dialogue with classical antiquity has shaped the city's look, reputation, and identity." Everyone from long-time residents to those who have yet to visit Chicago will find intriguing historical and architectural background information about the city in this virtual tour. Toggle over points on the map or use the arrow keys to explore some of the city's famous buildings, from Museum Campus to Soldier Field. Text, pictures, and videos bring the project to life, in addition to the interactive mapping tools. Users can return to the macroscaled map at any time by clicking the "Map Overview" button in the upper-left corner. Dr. Tataranni designed the project using StoryMap technology, and with the assistance of The Alumnae of Northwestern University, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Media and Design Studio, Classicizing Chicago Project, and the Department of Classics at Northwestern.
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December 8th, 2019
Date of Scout Publication
July 23rd, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
July 16th, 2020 at 12:42pm
Date Of Record Release
July 21st, 2020 at 8:46am
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