Wyman, George H.
Atrium, general view, with the north cage elevator shaft at right and the main entry beyond; The building has operated as an office building for most of its history; it also has some retail spaces on the first floor. The original designer may have been Sumner Hunt; Wyman worked for him as a draftsman. A restoration and seismic retrofitting by developer Ira Yellin and project architect Brenda Levin Associates was undertaken in 1991. The five-story central court features glazed brick, ornamental cast iron, tiling, rich marble, and polished wood, capped by a skylight that allows the court to be flooded with natural light. The building is known for its large use of ornately designed wrought-iron railings; the wrought-iron was executed in France and displayed at the Chicago World's Fair before being installed in the building. It is on the National Register. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 6/13/2009)
Type of Workoffice building
architectural exteriors, business, commerce and trade, Restoration and conservation, commercial Romanesque, center court, Nineteenth century, Renaissance Revival, Victorian
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