John Hancock Tower in Chicago As an architect I have privileges.  My work takes me to some of the most beautiful cities in the world.  But what I find most unique about being an architect isn’t necessarily in the act of traveling, but the friends and colleagues I find in the places where I land. Whether it’s a fellow architect, city planner, historian, artist, craftsmen antiquarian, stone connoisseur, or just an impassioned resident, there is always a guide. Mind you these aren’t just your everyday guides, but people who live and breathe the very stones of their city. Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago   After a talk in Chicago, several old colleagues and a few new friends and I head off to a nearby…