Rookery Building

Address: 201 S La Salle Street, Chicago, IL
Built By: 

Burnham and Root

Year Built: 
1885

About the Building

The Rookery is an outstanding example of Chicago School architecture. It has an innovative "floating" foundation that combines structural beams and iron rails to provide support for an extremely heavy building on swampy soil.

Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the lobby in 1905, incorporating characteristic elements of his well-known Prairie style and inviting more light into the building's interior.

Location

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