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."
Soft pre-order. Will ship in approximately 8-10 days. Frank Lloyd Wright was a key figure in the Prairie School of architecture, and Oak Park was his early stage. He set up shop in 1889 with a home and studio and fanned out with client work,...
: 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...