Diego made the trip from Ohio to Illinois yesterday to pop the question to Lexi in Chicago at the historic Rookery Building.
Knowing Chicago’s unpredictable winters, Diego chose to ask Lexi at an indoor location and The Rookery was the perfect choice. Being an architect himself, Diego had an appreciation for architects Daniel Burnham and John Root’s classic construction. The building, which was erected in 1888, is considered one of their masterpieces, and was once the location of their offices. I’m 1905, Frank Lloyd Wright recast the famed Light Court, where Lexi & Diego got engaged, in his signature Prairie style. In 1931 William Drummond modernized many of the interior elements, including new elevators, and brought period touches to the building, such as Art Deco detailing.
The Rookery has also been featured prominently in the 1987 film “The Untouchables” as the police headquarters of Eliot Ness. It was also used for filming “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” in which the exterior and one of the lower levels were modeled as the toy store Duncan's Toy Chest.