Rising Sinclair Masks Old Town Mural
Jun13

Rising Sinclair Masks Old Town Mural

Chicago is a city of landmarks, both official and unofficial.  One of the city’s beloved, but still unofficial, landmarks is the trompe-l’œil mural painted on the south side of the LaSalle Towers apartment building at 1211 North LaSalle Street.  It’s called Homage to the Chicago School of Architecture, and is the work of Richard Haas and went up in the 1980’s during a renovation of the 1929 building.  But...

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10 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About The Rookery
Mar06

10 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About The Rookery

You say you play a pretty mean game of Chicago architecture trivia? We’ll assume you’re a real hoot at cocktail parties. But do you REALLY know all the fun facts about the iconic Loop masterpiece The Rookery? We shall see. Give yourself one point if you know all of the following Rookery facts. A score of 5 or lower requires you to attend weekly Wednesday lectures at the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a month. A perfect 10 score...

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