From the Chicago Architecture Foundation site:
"The exterior is an experiment in using historical decorative elements to inform a contemporary office building in the late 19th century. The facade contains decorative elements reminiscent of late Roman, Venetian, Moorish and medieval-European architecture.
Horizontal bands across the Adams and LaSalle facades draw the eye side to side to minimize the perceived height of the building. These two load-bearing walls are supported by a “floating raft foundation,” a crisscross pattern of iron rails embedded in a concrete foundation that support the immense width of the building."
: 13" x 19" Here's the outcome of loving your neighborhood and bird's eye view maps. This is one of my favorite stretches of Ravenswood, right along the corridor, where the El makes its turn at Wilson Avenue and the Metra makes its stops. There...
: 18" x 24" Print series of four classic Chicago home styles. These home styles represent a large majority of the so-called "vernacular" homes, built according to local needs and traditions and without an architect. These styles were built primarily in the period between the...