Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the master of Mid-Century Modernism, designed the site plan where 111 E. Wacker and several other buildings stand.
Colonel McCormick wanted the Tribune to be seen as an important and international newspaper and so he held a design competition to create nothing less than "the most beautiful office building in the world."
Its warm and sensuous materials make the Carbide and Carbon building unique among Chicago’s towering skyscrapers. Every tour I give where this Chicago landmark can be seen, a tour taker will ask about it. The Carbide and Carbon delights and awes.
The Wrigley Building, whose bell tower is styled after the Giralda Tower of the Seville, Spain cathedral, consists of twin structures clad in white terra cotta and was the first skyscraper built on the new grand boulevard.
We’re up to a lot around here, and we’d like to start sharing the personal side of CAF.
Architectural innovations like the steel-frame skyscraper have reshaped the built world's look and function…
The changing face of Chicago architecture—in structures old, new and yet to be—will always be newsworthy…