Noted Chicago Architect John Macsai Dies at 91 The Chicago Tribune’s Blair Kamin wrote a nice piece with some history about Macsai and his architecture, the most well-known is the since-demolished Purple Hotel. Read the article here. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.