Chicago is full of architectural buildings of great significance. This is one of them. It is a massive building that occupies Michigan Ave. and E Congress Pkwy. You can't miss it.
Today known as Roosevelt University, the Auditorium Building by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan was the world's most influential building when it was new in 1889. Its interior decoration set the French and Belgians to adopt new ornament and glass techniques that by 1895 would...More
Chicago is a city full of beautiful old historic buildings and the Auditorium Building is one such place. I didn't get to see a show here but the building itself is fantastic.
Louis Sullivan is America's greatest architect and he trained Frank Lloyd Wright. This building has exquisite design, floor tile work, stained glass, a gilt ceiling, and is the perfect bridge between the 19th and 20th centuries. It was the tallest building of its time and...More
Louis Sullivan, mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, created a masterpiece I would place in the upper echelons of architectural achievements. While tours are available, it is best to plan your visit around an event...The Joffrey Ballet is housed there, but there are other music and...More
See the wonderful Louis Sullivan lobby (the original hotel lobby from the multi-purpose building that now serves as the front door of Roosevelt University) Beautiful mosaics and plasterwork, all original to the building. A great free-peek for architecture enthusiasts.
What a pity. Arguably the most significant building in the Midwest, Sullivan's lovely 1887 Auditorium Theater is almost impossible to get into. Tours are infrequent & the prissy tour guide froze at anything more than basic questions. So tune out the memorized pitch and look...More