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My first visit to the USA (1. Chicago)

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:08 am
I just looked up the building with all the ornate ironwork (etc.) because I'd forgotten the name - it's the Rookery Building by Burnham and Root, with renovations by Frank Lloyd Wright and William Drummond. Restoration in 1992, William McClier. It's the red building on La Salle street, right near the Chicago Board of Trade building.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:10 am
Since there are already excellent photos from the Illinois Institute of Technology posted on the other thread, here just two I like

http://i4.tinypic.com/102pen5.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102pi0i.jpg

(And thanks, osso!)
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:14 am
LOVE THE ART DECO STUFF!!

Are ALL cities in the USA as grand as this one?

I will definitely visit Chicago one day.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:22 am
The "McCormick Tribune Campus Center Illinois Institute of Technology" ...

... well that's what I liked especially there:



Quote:
The first completed building in the United States by Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), and only the second building on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus since the sixties (beat by one month by Helmut Jahn's design for a dormitory across the street to the south), the McCormick Tribune Campus Center straddles Chicago's well-known elevated train tracks to connect the educational and residential areas of the campus designed by the great Mies van der Rohe in 1940.
Source
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:23 am
Let's walk through it

http://i4.tinypic.com/102pndd.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102pnhl.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:23 am
http://i4.tinypic.com/102pnjc.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102pnqf.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:24 am
http://i4.tinypic.com/102pnux.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102pnx5.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:28 am
Lord Ellpus wrote:
LOVE THE ART DECO STUFF!!

Are ALL cities in the USA as grand as this one?


The Missus and I are great fans of Jugendstil/Art Deco/Art Nouveau ...

Well, I really only visited Albuquerque and Denver besides Chicago ... they are different :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:30 am
Ooops, I forgot Madrid, NM. Which is as nice as Chicago, but much smaller and totally different (will be posted later on another thread).
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:43 am
Lord Ellpus wrote:
LOVE THE ART DECO STUFF!!

Are ALL cities in the USA as grand as this one?

I will definitely visit Chicago one day.


Oh goody!!! One day soon, perhaps?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:59 am
The only difference to similar photos previously posted are the seagulls on mine

http://i4.tinypic.com/102qonl.jpg

At the Park Grill

http://i4.tinypic.com/102qq9c.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 10:59 am
Some American cities preserve vestiges of earlier architecture, and there are state historical organizations to preserve historical sites, as well as a program of designating certain sites as national historical sites. However, it is not necessarily predicated upon architecture. I believe that i am correct in stating that Chicago is a unique location for the preservation of architectural heritage. Keep in mind what urban real estate is worth. London is constantly in a process of demolition and rebuilding, because the real estate is worth so much, and there is a constant demand for residential and commercial buildings. This applies as surely to New York or Los Angeles as to London.

Once again, although i don't doubt that someone will be willing to shoot down the contention, i believe that Chicago is unique in its efforts to preserve architectural landmarks.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:06 am
http://i4.tinypic.com/102qtfb.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102qv0l.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102qv6u.jpg
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:09 am
You could be right about that Setanta.

Chicago has done well in preserving historical architecture. (There is a downside to this. I currently live in Oak Park where architecture preservation is fanatical. I live in a group of townhouses that were constructed recently. All of us in these townhouses pay a huge property tax because those who live in Frank Lloyd Wright homes get a huge reduction.)
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:10 am
You're complaining? What are you, some kinda commie? Or would that be Nazi? I'm never sure about these things.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:12 am
When Walter was with me in Chicago, Gustav had us followed. He suspected another Haymarket Square type of thing, Setanta.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:13 am
http://i4.tinypic.com/102qyd2.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102qyk0.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:29 am
There had been only sunshine besides those couple of minutes in the pics above :wink:

http://i4.tinypic.com/102ror5.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102rou1.jpg

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:30 am
http://i4.tinypic.com/102rp08.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102rqd2.jpg

[IMG]http://i4.tinypic.com/102rqjr.jpg[/IMG
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 11:41 am
As you surely have noticed, I didn't name these buildings or write comments.
For various reasons - one certainly that I'm too lazy to look it all up again Laughing

http://i4.tinypic.com/102rqjr.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/102rvc6.jpg
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