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The Rookery's Oriel Staircase #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 26 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.

Photo captured March 28, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/3.5 ISO 902 18 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great architecture

26 Nov 2019 5:26am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Nicely too in bw process. I like it!

26 Nov 2019 6:07am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!

26 Nov 2019 6:27am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

C'est très beau.

26 Nov 2019 7:12am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Un très beau résultat graphique de prise !

26 Nov 2019 8:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fascinating creation . . agree with Marie on the process choice.

26 Nov 2019 8:15am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très chouette aussi le rendu en noir et blanc.
Bonne journée Steven

26 Nov 2019 8:17am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Excellent framing and good choice of BW very graphic !

26 Nov 2019 9:03am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at this staircase in Black and White.

26 Nov 2019 9:12am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Interesting and impressive photo from the point of view.

26 Nov 2019 9:20am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu ce graphisme

26 Nov 2019 9:44am

JPA from Paris, France

tres beau noir et blanc! amts

26 Nov 2019 10:03am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a beauty this is and what an excellent capture and treatment of it

26 Nov 2019 10:36am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid framing of this architecture .

26 Nov 2019 10:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France


26 Nov 2019 10:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful architecture, thanks for sharing.

26 Nov 2019 11:09am

Rose from United States

Yes! I wanted to see more.

26 Nov 2019 12:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel escalier et vue quel décor et rendu NB superbe
Belle soirée

26 Nov 2019 3:45pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks great in B&W too!! Lovely image here :)

26 Nov 2019 3:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The B&W really brings out and shows off the patterns and details beautifully

26 Nov 2019 4:05pm

willy from Belgium

très belle architecture et un bon choix de N & B Steven


26 Nov 2019 4:29pm

Remus from Portugal

A great symmetrical view with great focus and depth.
The graphic effect is excellent.

26 Nov 2019 4:51pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice even in b/w

26 Nov 2019 5:04pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome pov!

26 Nov 2019 5:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent B&W image of this unique and lovely staircase.

26 Nov 2019 7:03pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique prise. Bravo . 5*****.

26 Nov 2019 9:47pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

The symmetry makes a really nice image.

26 Nov 2019 11:22pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

an excellent architectural depiction. this works quite well in black and white. you could use a bit wider lens, as I would like to see both edges of that amazing staircase/balcony. or perhaps you could experiment with panorama stitching (I have tried that with a couple of interiors with pretty good success).

27 Nov 2019 2:28am

@Harry: I have experimented with panoramic stitching and have found that when there are intricate details, such as in the stairs or balustrades, for example, it doesn't always line up well. Plus, I was with a tour group and wanted to step back more to capture both edges of the stairs. I always shy away from "holding people up." But I love the symmetry here. Thanks for the insight, Harry!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful symmetrical image. Great shot.

27 Nov 2019 3:37am

Don from Spokane, United States

The staircase is a a fine graphic.

27 Nov 2019 3:52am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

This angle provides a really wonderful image!

27 Nov 2019 4:06am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Perfect mirror image.

27 Nov 2019 10:12pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The detail is striking in black and white.

29 Nov 2019 2:40am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

beautiful architecture

i like the greyscale choice

29 Nov 2019 10:50pm

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

Splendid photo!

3 Dec 2019 5:54pm