Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Chicago Must See

Marquette Building, 140 South Dearborn Street
The basics: Designed by architects Holabird & Roche and built in 1895. The steel-framed skyscraper is built around a central light court. The lobby is decorated with mosaic panels made by Tiffany that show the adventures of Jesuit explorer Pere Marquette. Jacobson's take: "The guy who managed the building, Owen Aldis, said to invest money in the lobby because that was the first thing that people saw."
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