Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan The Auditorium Building, 1886–9, Chicago By combining Richardson’s vertical hierarchy with Burnham and Root’s elimination of the wall, Adler and Sullivan were able to achieve in this building some measure of balance between classical monumentality and the expression of modern structure.
Monadnock Block (1891-1893), front, The Loop, 53 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
Extravagant adornments on buildings. As a child, I remember always looking up at mouldings, checking for details. The buildings always felt so grand: a testament to not only wealth, but history and art. This weekend in Chicago, I walked past the Carson Pirie Scott Building - Louis Sullivan. It's still there, but sadly, the store inside is gone. The beautiful ironwork still adorns the exterior, and it'd be nice to see a new retail tenant inside.