Past Event

Architectural Geology of the Chicago Region

A Road Scholar program by Raymond Wiggers

What on earth does geology have to do with the architectural masterpieces of the Chicago region? Raymond Wiggers explains the most surprising links between science, art, and engineering in this survey of our region’s most famous buildings, the materials they’re made of, and the soil and bedrock they’re anchored in. Geologist, geographer, and biologist Raymond Wiggers provides fresh perspective on such well-known landmarks as the Chicago Water Tower, the Wrigley Building, many of the Loop’s skyscrapers, and many structures from the North Shore to Joliet.

For more information, contactNorthbrook Historical Society at 847.498.3404. For directions to the program, contact Northbrook Public Library at 847.272.6224.