Great Buildings of Chicago: The Rookery #3

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with IL Real Estate Specialists
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The Chicago Rookery is the oldest highrise building (12 Stories Tall)  in Chicago and is considered a masterpiece of architects Burham and Root and is on theChicago Landmark Registry.

After the Chicago Fire (1871) this site was used as a  temporary City Hall, frequented by politicians, horse stables, and pigeons who were such a nusuance that people complained about them hense the name "The Rookery" became associated with the Building.

The Building has exterior load bearing walls and interar steel supports and is on a "floating foundation".

The interior is a mix of  Moorish,Byzantine, Venetian motifs. The Lobby has an interior glass courtyard which was redesigned by Frank Llyod Wright.

 

                209 South Lasalle Street             

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Jack,
I love these old architectural masterpieces.  Thanks for the share!

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William Feela
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Nice to see the old building still in use...that is more green than building new

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