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231 S. LaSalle: The Slinky Proving Grounds

The Slinky Proving Grounds

If ever there was a place to test out a Slinky, the north face of the 231 S. LaSalle building would be it. This is a view of the building from Quincy street and the more I look at it, I can only imagine what a long trip it would be if you had to […]


Elevators in the Santa Fe building in Chicago

On a recent photowalk we stopped by the Chicago Architectural Foundation for a look around. All I can say is if you haven’t visited them yet, you should. Not only is there a wealth of knowledge awaiting you, the building, constructed in 1904, is very interesting. This bank of elevators is but one of the […]

The Rookery Building

spiral staircase in the Rookery Building

I had a little time off and finally went on a tour of the Rookery Building in Chicago. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have walked by this building wondering what it looked like inside. I’m glad I finally took a look! Designed by Daniel Burnham and John Root, the building was completed […]