100 years of The Drake Hotel

John Landecker

This is the Drake Hotel in Chicago, shown Feb. 13, 1970. Georges Pompidou, the French president will be staying here during his visit Feb. 28-March 1. (AP Photo/Jim Palmer)

One of the most recognizable fixtures of Chicago’s skyline, The Drake Hotel celebrates 100 years of operation in 2021. Urbanologist Max Grinnell joins John Landecker to look back on the iconic hotel and some of the guests and events that defined The Drake’s legacy.

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