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The Rookery's Oriel Staircase #1

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 November 2019 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Designed by architect John Root. He designed this iron staircase that winds down from floor 12 to floor 2 and projects into the atrium. It has beautiful intricate patterns in the balustrades and risers. An oriel staircase juts out from the main wall of the building, but does not reach the ground. Root's oriel staircase, projects into the atrium, but does not reach the ground floor.

I went on this tour of The Rookery Building given by the Chicago Architectural Center. It includes a tour the gives you views of the oriel staircase looking up through the multiple floors to marvel at this nautilus staircase. Those views will come eventually. Until then, I keep you in suspense. :-)

Photo captured March 28, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/3.5 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great architecture. Everything is designed and made just for this place.

13 Nov 2019 5:11am

By Marie from Entre By-Marie et Montagnes, France

Superb! the light is magnificent and the work on this balcony too.

13 Nov 2019 6:05am

Anne from France

Très impressionnant

13 Nov 2019 6:27am

Ginnie from Netherlands

How fabulous, Steven. Have you ever heard of it used as wedding photo shoot, I wonder??

13 Nov 2019 6:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A unique and beautiful staircase. Superb photography.

13 Nov 2019 6:52am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

GORGEOUS architecture.

13 Nov 2019 7:17am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

C'est joli, on dirait de la dentelle.

13 Nov 2019 7:21am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A unique work of art architecture these stairs.
Love architecture and find this fantastic.

13 Nov 2019 7:26am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A fabulous staircase ! I love the details ! excellent angle !

13 Nov 2019 7:37am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Impressionnant et splendide vu sous cet angle.
Bonne journée Steven

13 Nov 2019 7:38am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnant et très beau !!

13 Nov 2019 8:04am

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Magnificent shot! The detail is superb!

13 Nov 2019 8:06am

jeanmadis from chonburi, Thailand

Un escalier qui à de la gueule !
Superbe !

13 Nov 2019 8:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous !!

13 Nov 2019 8:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely detail shot

13 Nov 2019 9:55am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really good shot again.

13 Nov 2019 10:59am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great looking staircase very well captured Steven.

13 Nov 2019 11:05am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Oh, what a beautiful staircase, railing and ceiling together

13 Nov 2019 11:08am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

We call ...art deco style ?

13 Nov 2019 11:09am

fereshteh. from Iran

Lovely detail

13 Nov 2019 12:02pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful closeup :)))

13 Nov 2019 2:48pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I noticed this in yesterday's image and wondered about it. Lovely shape and pattern.

13 Nov 2019 3:54pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent geometries in space. Awesome!

13 Nov 2019 4:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Architecture de classe cadrage parfaite sur ces doubles escalier de bas en haut excellent
belle soirée

13 Nov 2019 4:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing of this splendid detail .

13 Nov 2019 5:39pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un merveilleux travail d'architecture et du photographe !...

13 Nov 2019 5:45pm

Remus from Portugal

When I'm rich, I'll have one of these stairs installed in my house.
But later, probably, I would be apprehensive to use them.

13 Nov 2019 5:51pm

Rose from United States

And we will enjoy every minute of it.

13 Nov 2019 6:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A marvelous staircase with it's unusual design.

13 Nov 2019 7:06pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

13 Nov 2019 7:22pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Excellent cadrage qui présente les détails de l'escalier !

13 Nov 2019 8:45pm

London Caller from United Kingdom


13 Nov 2019 8:58pm

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

Certainly some fine architecture

13 Nov 2019 9:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great architecture. Gorgeous staircase.

13 Nov 2019 10:08pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is marvelous.

14 Nov 2019 12:32am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely gorgeous. Everywhere you look there is ornate craftsmanship. A magnificent building.

14 Nov 2019 2:14am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

beautiful detail of this ornate interior

14 Nov 2019 3:08am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful details of this unique staircase. Excellent composition and light. Great shot. :)

14 Nov 2019 4:39pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, that's quite a suspension

14 Nov 2019 9:27pm