The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Chicago’s Beloved Marquette Building
Feb28

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Chicago’s Beloved Marquette Building

It is one of those buildings that the unsuspecting might pass right by, its unflashy brown fa├žade and comparatively modest scale giving no overt clues to its architectural significance and the artistic treasures it contains. But the Marquette Building (140 South Dearborn Street) is a quintessential example of an early skyscraper and the Chicago commercial style, a successful office building rich with art that honors Chicago history,...

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