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Chicago Architecture: one story at a time

Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation. Discover the stories behind some of the city’s most significant skyscrapers, museums, theaters, bridges, homes, schools, houses of worship and parks.

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Featured Building of Chicago

Refined and Fireproof

The Rookery, built in the aftermath of Chicago’s Great Fire, was billed as a completely fireproof, state-of-the-art office building. An icon of elegant commercial design, it remains a star of the LaSalle Street financial corridor.

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