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The Rookery Building
209 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604
The central tower over the entrance in 2011.
The Rookery Building is a historic landmark in Chicago. Completed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham of Burnham and Root in 1888, it is considered one of their masterpiece buildings, and was once the location of their office. The building is 12 stories tall and is considered the oldest standing high-rise in Chicago. It has a unique style with exterior load-bearing walls and an interior steel frame, which provided a transition between accepted and new building techniques. The lobby was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Beginning in 1989, the lobby was restored to the original Wright design. The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust offers tours inside Mondays through Fridays. The Chicago Architecture Foundation additionally provides tours approximately twice a month.
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