Tag Archives: Burnham & Root

Rookery Building.  View from northwest (contemporary post card, collection of the author). The Rookery became Chicago’s center of architectural, contracting, engineering, and subcontracting expertise. It was intended to be the most luxurious commercial structure in Chicago and its size along … Continue reading

Thomas Leslie’s forthcoming book Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, highlights architectural progress in the skyscraper’s birthplace from the Great Fire to the Great Depression. During this time, such iconic landmarks as the Chicago Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, the Marshall Field and Company Building, the Chicago … Continue reading