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Aon Center Edward Durell Stone) At 83 floors, Aon is the third tallest building in Chicago. Chicago Usa, Chicago City, Chicago Illinois, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Modern Architecture, High Building, Building Design, Chicago Buildings, Milwaukee City

Aon Center

The third tallest building in Chicago was originally known as the Standard Oil Building and later the Amoco Building. At 83 floors, it was the tallest in the city and the fourth tallest in the world upon completion—until the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) opened a year later. The exterior was originally clad in thin slabs of Carrara marble that proved to be unfit for winter weather. As a result, a massive project to re-clad the entire building in granite took place from 1990 to 1992.

All this Rookwood tile, installed in the lobby of the Monroe Building in Chicago, had been hidden by sheetrock walls and a drop ceiling, until it was recently restored. Architecture Details, Interior Architecture, Art Nouveau, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Dome Ceiling, Rookwood Pottery, Chicago Photos, My Kind Of Town, Art Deco Design

Monroe Building

The geometry of this Michigan Avenue masterpiece is softened by a delicate exterior of granite and terra cotta in a Gothic-Romanesque style. The sloping green Spanish-tile gabled roof harmonizes with the height of the Gothic-inspired University Club, with which the Monroe Building forms a dramatic gateway to the Loop. The lobby’s brilliantly-colored, rhythmic vaulted ceiling comprises one of the world’s largest collections of Rookwood Pottery tile. Rookwood is internationally regarded as…

Known for their theatrically creative, high-low, vintage-modern interiors, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors have newly reinvented Michigan Avenue’s landmark Chicago Athletic Association as a hotel. Chicago Hotels, Chicago Travel, Chicago Usa, Chicago City, Chicago Illinois, Classic Architecture, Historical Architecture, Facade Architecture, Byzantine Architecture

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The Chicago Athletic Association Building has been transformed from an abandoned landmark to a first-class Chicago hotel.

The Wrigley Building. Behind the Tour — Food and Architecture: 1893 Chicago Map, Chicago Hotels, Chicago River, Chicago Restaurants, Chicago Area, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Famous Buildings, My Kind Of Town, Building Facade

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Behind every Chicago story that we tell on our tours, is the story of what inspired us to tell it.

Reliance Building, Chicago, 1895 // by Burnham & Root. In a time when thick coal smoke blanketed the city and skyscrapers were often maligned for casting long shadows on the streets, the architects of the Reliance Building sought to create a building that Chicago Tours, Chicago Hotels, Commercial Architecture, Historical Architecture, Beautiful Architecture, Beautiful Buildings, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago School, National Landmarks

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Reliance Building (1895 by Burnham & Root) In a time when thick coal smoke blanketed the city and skyscrapers were often maligned for casting long shadows on the streets, the architects of the Reliance Building sought to create a building that could be "self-cleaning."

Harold Washington Library Winter Garden - a library worth traveling for! Located in downtown Chicago. Chicago Map, Chicago Hotels, Chicago Travel, Chicago Restaurants, Chicago Area, Amazing Architecture, Interior Architecture, Chicago Activities, Places To See

Libraries worth traveling for

Harold Washington Library [Winter Garden]: A Library worth traveling for

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Carbide and Carbon Building (1929 by the Burnham Brothers) — Luxurious, exuberant and dramatic, the Carbide and Carbon Building is a metaphor of America’s sumptuous décor in the 1920s.

Chicago’s Manhattan Building is a fascinating surviving example of an early skyscraper from the late century designed by architect and engineer William Le Baron Jenney. Manhattan Buildings, City Buildings, Chicago Buildings, Beautiful Architecture, Interior Architecture, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Le Baron, Chicago Area, My Kind Of Town

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Chicago’s Manhattan Building is a fascinating surviving example of an early skyscraper from the late 19th century designed by architect and engineer William Le Baron Jenney.

Monadnock Building 1893 by Burnham & Root , Holabird & Roche) As you pass by the Monadnock Building in Chicago’s Loop, you may not recognize it as a transitional moment in architectural history. Building Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Architecture Design, Chicago Buildings, Unique Buildings, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Louis Sullivan, Chicago Chicago, My Kind Of Town

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Monadnock Building (1891; 1893 by Burnham & Root , Holabird & Roche) As you pass by the Monadnock Building in Chicago’s Loop, you may not recognize it as a transitional moment in architectural history.

The only high-rise east of Lake Shore Drive has a secret rooftop garden designed by Alfred Caldwell topping its parking and retail podium. Chicago Architecture Foundation, Modern Architecture, Chicago Lake, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Lake View, Aerial View, Lake Shore, Open House, Garden Design

The only high-rise east of Lake Shore Drive has a secret 2.5-acre rooftop garden designed by Alfred Caldwell topping its parking and retail podium.

190 South LaSalle (Phillip Johnson & John Burgee, The building’s austere masonry facade blends in well with its similarly coated neighbors. But while 190 South LaSalle intentionally blends in at street level, it makes quite a statement along the skyline. Post Modern Architecture, Architecture Panel, Architecture Design, Chicago Hotels, Chicago City, Chicago Illinois, Beach Porch, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Brick Masonry

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190 N LaSalle (1987 Philip Johnson) The building’s austere masonry facade blends in well with its similarly coated neighbors. But while 190 South LaSalle intentionally blends in at street level, it makes quite a statement along the skyline.

Opened in The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic structure located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the home of the Chicago Tribune Michigan Ave Chicago, Chicago Tours, Chicago Illinois, Chicago University, Chicago Chicago, World Famous Buildings, Chicago Buildings, Famous Structures, Chicago Architecture Foundation

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Tribune Tower (1925 by Howells & Hood) — The headquarters of the Chicago Tribune newspaper is the result of the most famous architectural competition of the 20th century. Howells and Hood’s winning design contained a modern steel frame but drew inspiration from France’s great historic Gothic cathedrals. Attached at eye-level on the base of the building are historic stones from famous structures and sites the world over, including the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall.

Chicago Water Tower by William Boyington) It's a common myth that the Chicago Water Tower was the only building that remained standing after the Great Fire of But it just became the most iconic one. Tower Group, Chicago Water Tower, Chicago Architecture Foundation, The Great Fire, Chicago Area, My Kind Of Town, Most Beautiful Cities, Beautiful Architecture, Great Lakes

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Chicago Water Tower (1869 by William Boyington) It's a common myth that the Chicago Water Tower was the only building that remained standing after the Great Fire of 1871. But it just became the most iconic one.

Feb 2016 - InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile —Medina Athletic Club Walter W. Ahlschlager) incorporates an audacious assortment of architectural styles: Egyptian, Greek, Mesopotamian and Medieval. Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago Buildings, Roof Ceiling, Hip Roof, Athletic Clubs, Building Facade, Glass Roof, Roman Empire, Taj Mahal

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

The historic 42-story south tower of the InterContinental complex was completed in 1929. It was originally the Medina Athletic Club, which was commissioned by the Chicago Shriners Club. The building incorporates an audacious assortment of architectural styles: Egyptian, Greek, Mesopotamian and Medieval. Additional Art Deco and Gothic influences are borrowed from the neighboring Tribune Tower. The bulbous golden cupola was intended as a dock for dirigibles and airships, but it was never used…