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On the Street Corner

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 November 2019 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The corner of the Rookery Building highlighted with the names of the streets (Adams Street and LaSalle Street) incorporated into the facade. As one of the most historically significant buildings in Chicago, The Rookery is a unique enclave for businesses that value a prestigious presence. An icon in the center of Chicago's downtown Financial District, The Rookery seamlessly combines the flair of an era gone by with state-of-the-art building systems and technology. Designated a Chicago Landmark in 1972 after being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, The Rookery is universally considered an architectural masterpiece.

Designed by famous architectural partners Burnham and Root, the picturesque Rookery was originally completed in 1888. Adding to its impressive stature, Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the stunning two-story, sky lit lobby in 1905. Meticulously renovated and maintained, The Rookery stands as one of the most highly recognized addresses in all of Chicago.

Photo captured March 30, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 500 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre BY-MARIE et MONTAGNES, France

Beautiful framing. I like red bricks of this architecture.

18 Nov 2019 5:09am

Ginnie from Netherlands

It has a Celtic flair to me, Steven. I can imagine how proud people are to work there.

18 Nov 2019 6:20am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle façade , merci pour les exlications
Bonne journée

18 Nov 2019 6:34am

yoshimiparis from France

I always liked the red brick buildings
The detail of the street names is particularly pretty and on your photo we can bioen admire the ornamentations
I hope that you will show us this whole building (otherwise it remains google to look for it)
Have a good day

18 Nov 2019 7:06am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Jolie façade bien décorée avec ces sculptures.

18 Nov 2019 7:06am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

J'aime bien le principe des noms des rues directement intégrés dans les murs.
Bonne journée Steven

18 Nov 2019 7:41am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Advantage: street signs are not likely to fall off; disadvantage: you can no longer rename and change street names

18 Nov 2019 8:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, they sure knew how to turn a corner back then . .

18 Nov 2019 8:23am

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

wow, famous architectural, very good photo!

18 Nov 2019 8:46am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


18 Nov 2019 8:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful architectural detailing very nicely captured

18 Nov 2019 10:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

18 Nov 2019 10:53am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent street names in brick. Great capture.

18 Nov 2019 11:17am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is a veru good detail of this streetcorner

18 Nov 2019 12:01pm

JPA from Paris, France

beau bâtiment!! amts

18 Nov 2019 12:48pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image.....................

18 Nov 2019 2:45pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe cet angle et ce nom de rue gravée que ldétail et tonalité
Belle soirée

18 Nov 2019 3:42pm

Rose from United States

This is something I have never seen...another wonderful detail of this building.

18 Nov 2019 4:26pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bel angle de prise pour un bel angle d'architecture.

18 Nov 2019 4:31pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent architecture! Interesting text ... thank you very much Steven!

18 Nov 2019 4:43pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The names of the streets are beautifully displayed. I've never seen street names like this before-

18 Nov 2019 5:26pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Fantastic framing and beautiful details in the building. The street name in the wall is gorgeous. I love it.

18 Nov 2019 5:42pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Fine details at this corner

18 Nov 2019 9:12pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Beautiful brickwork to this magnificent building.

18 Nov 2019 10:31pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is really nice.

18 Nov 2019 11:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I love the beautiful decoration on the outside of the building. The design of the street names is exceptional. A gorgeous image.

19 Nov 2019 12:47am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, i love how they did the typography

19 Nov 2019 1:17am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely image of this special building. I love that brick and stone work.

19 Nov 2019 3:14am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Those details are wonderful!!! I love the tones in your image!

19 Nov 2019 3:20am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful detail work on the building. Nice shot.

19 Nov 2019 3:23am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

boy, they sure don't include wonderful details like this in modern architecture, do they?

19 Nov 2019 3:26am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful architectural design and lovely details. Excellent. And a fine shot. :)

19 Nov 2019 4:02am

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

a change from the metal signs, a building worth keeping

19 Nov 2019 11:41pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

De la puissance se dégage encore et toujours avec ce genre d'architecture, bien différente à celle de chez nous en France ou même en Europe.

20 Nov 2019 1:20am

Remus from Portugal

Excelent idea.
I had never seen anything like it.
This way, the streets will probably hardly change their names. ;-)

20 Nov 2019 6:00pm