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The Rookery Building, Chicago

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The Rookery Building is a historic landmark located at 209 South LaSalle Street in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Completed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham of Burnham and Root in 1888, it is considered one of their masterpiece buildings, and was once the location of their office. The building measures 181ft, is twelve stories tall and is considered the oldest standing high-rise in Chicago. It has a unique style with exterior load-bearing walls and an interior steel frame, which provided a transition between accepted and new building techniques. The lobby was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Beginning in 1989, the lobby was restored to the original Wright design.
The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on July 5, 1972, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970 and listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975.
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  • This is an office building that was originally designed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham of Burnham and Root in 1888. As one of the most historically significant buildings in Chicago, the buil...  more »
  • What a stunning piece of design. If you like Frank Lloyd Wright, you'll like this interior. We didn't do the tour, so you are restricted to the foyer but even that is a sight! Be aware and check for w...  more »
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  • Another fine example of why Chicago is such a cool city to explore on foot. The outside of this building has all sorts of great detail work and it would be easy to check it out and just walk on by, but the central lobby is not too be missed. Go on in and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
  • A must see in Chicago. The interior stairs are amazing. And the details in the columns, redesign by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a treasure. Don’t miss the elevator doors. Otis Elevators state of art

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