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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Chicago, Illinois, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1885-1888 (creation); 1905-1907 (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorBurnham and Rooten_US
dc.creatorWright, Frank Lloyden_US
dc.date1885-1888en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T15:17:01Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T15:17:01Z
dc.date.issued1885-1888en_US
dc.identifier212233en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 58en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/119670
dc.descriptionLight court and stair by Frank Lloyd Wright: profile view of the stair, from ground floor, north side; By mixing modern building techniques such as metal framing, fireproofing, elevators and plate glass, together with traditional ones such as brick facades and elaborate ornamentation, Burnham and Root sought to create a bold architectural statement that would nonetheless survive as a commercially successful office building. Of particular note was a "floating" foundation - a reinforced concrete slab that provided the building's weight with a solid platform atop Chicago's notoriously swampy soil. The term for the type of foundation that Root designed is grillage foundation, a foundation where iron rails and the structural beams are combined in a crisscross pattern and encased in concrete to support the building's immense weight without heavy foundation stones. Wright received the commission, in 1905, to redesign the lobby in the building; at the time considered the grandest in Chicago. Wright's work on the Rookery recast the entryway in his Prairie style and added a sense of modernity through his simple but effective lighting design. Among Wright's most significant alterations was the addition of white marble with Persian-style ornamentation. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 11/19/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjectRichardsonian Romanesqueen_US
dc.subjectChicago Schoolen_US
dc.titleRookery Buildingen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BR-RB-L2en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
dc.contributor.displayBurnham and Root (American architectural firm, 1873-1891); Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959)en_US


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