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06 February 2011

1865 – Tuttle Building, Chicago, Illinois

Front elevation for Fred Tuttle and others, Chicago by the Architectural Iron Works of New York. Described as “Elevation of Front of Building erected for F. Tuttle & others” in the illustrated brochure...

07 February 2010

1884 – The Adams Express Building, Chicago

Architect: George H. Edbrooke At 183-189 Dearborn Street, was probably the most imposing old-style structure in Chicago. Particularly noticeable is the magnificent granite arch as its portal. Standing 140 feet high, with 10...

23 November 2009

1884 – Pullman Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Solon S. Beman Constructed of red granite, brick, and terra cotta at the corner of Adams and Michigan (across from the Art Institute), the Pullman Building was a massive and imposing structure...

21 September 2009

1985 – James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Murphy/Jahn The James R. Thompson Center houses offices of the State of Illinois. The building opened in May 1985 as the State of Illinois Center. It was re-dedicated in 1993 to honor...

21 September 2009

1930 – Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst and White When opened in 1930, the Merchandise Mart or the Mart, was the largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet (372,000 m2) of floor space. Previously...

21 September 2009

1983 – 333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates On the side facing the Chicago River, the building features a sweeping green glass façade, while on the other side the building adheres to the usual rectangular street...

21 September 2009

2000 – Park Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Lucien Lagrange & Associates The development included the 1917 Perkins Fellows & Hamilton Studios, a 3-story official landmark north of the tower. Its ornate gothic façade, with a sculpture by Emil R....

21 September 2009

1992 – R.R. Donnelley Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Ricardo Bofill 540 high-intensity lamps accentuate the plaza and facades at night. The 48-foot high main lobby is built of Mediterranean marble and contains bamboo trees and 2 large sculptures. A private...

21 September 2009

1989 – Leo Burnett Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates The Leo Burnett Building is widely considered one of the top ten buildings in the Chicago downtown area and is a prominent and highly recognizable component...