Explore Some of the Best Architecture in Chicago

Wrigley building in Chicago

Chicago has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. This skyline includes many preeminent examples of art and architecture. These buildings are worth exploring to learn about their history and their significance from an architectural standpoint. Plus they just look cool! Here is some of the best architecture in Chicago:

The Rookery

The Rookery, in the center of the city’s financial district, is one of the most revered buildings in all of Chicago. Construction finished in 1888 after the Great Chicago Fire. Though initially designed by architects Daniel Burnham and John Root, Frank Lloyd Wright was brought in to create a more modern feel to the building. This stunning building is famous for its light court as well as the iconic Oriel staircase. It’s also a great feat of engineering.

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center was built in 1897 and designed to be the permanent home of the city’s public library. Located near Millennium Park, this building is often referred to as the People’s Palace. The design includes elements from the Classical Revival architectural style. The Chicago Cultural Center is full of high-end materials such as imported marble, Favrile glass, and rare hardwood. The famous Tiffany dome extends 38 feet and uses over 30,000 pieces of glass.

Wrigley Building

From Wrigley Field to the Wrigley Building, Chicagoans know the significance of the family name and its impact on the city. This towering building came together in 1924 and is the “Gateway to the Magnificent Mile.” The building is steel-frame and the facade also includes six variations of terra cotta.

The perfect blend of style and location, Catalyst Apartments offer the ultimate in urban living along with easy access to great architectural marvels such as these. Please contact us to learn more and to schedule a tour. You can also use our online scheduler if you prefer.

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