8 Architectural Wonders of Chicago

8 Architectural Wonders of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (B)

Chicago is one of America's most beloved cities. An architectural wonder paradise, Chicago is chocked full of steel and stone marvels, large and small. When in the "Windy City," be sure to explore some of the best architectural creations in the city. 

Constructed in 1921, The Chicago Theatre was designed by C. W. (Cornelius Ward) Rapp and George L. Rapp in the “atmospheric style," using the company's signature Neo-Baroque French-Revival style. Similar to the Rookery Building, the theatre is stunning from the inside out. The brothers construction was such a success they went on to serve as architects for the entire Paramount/Publix chain. 

An architectural wonder indeed from the inside and out, The Rookery Building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Chicago Landmark. Originally designed by famed architectural partners Burnham and Root, and completed in 1888, Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the two-story skylight lobby in 1905 – 1907.

Completed in 1974, this mid century modern structure held its name, The Sears Tower for nearly 25 years after it's completion. This tower once held the title of being the tallest skyscraper in the world. Being 110 stories tall, the building is operated for commercial use, and paved the way for additional inspiration for skyscrapers across the globe.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 8 Architectural Wonders of Chicago
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/8-architectural-wonders-of-chicago
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Chicago Theater
  • Rookery Building
  • Willis Tower
  • 875 N. Michigan Ave
  • The Tribune Tower
  • Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Monadnock Building

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