Bring Home a Piece of Adler & Sullivan
Mar15

Bring Home a Piece of Adler & Sullivan

There’s something about the old Chicago Stock Exchange Building that architecture enthusiasts just love. Unfortunately, they didn’t love the Adler and Sullivan creation enough back in 1972 when they allowed it to be demolished.  But in spite of being torn to bits, sold for scrap, and nearly forgotten, pieces of the building still survive and are cherished by collectors. Parts of the original building have been incorporated...

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Ten Design Details: The Sullivan Center And Its Famous Cast-Iron Façade
Oct12

Ten Design Details: The Sullivan Center And Its Famous Cast-Iron Façade

Most Target stores are boxy ho-hum affairs alongside similar boring suburban buildings. Not so the store at 1 South State Street in the Loop. This is a building with character, history and unique design elements. But then, you’d expect no less from a structure designed by Adler and Sullivan, and touch-ups by John Vinci. During the Chicago Architecture Biennial opening weekend, Preservation Chicago offered a unique look at the former...

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