February 26, 2014 · 11:45 AM
The Rookery is one of Chicago's iconic buildings. Normally tours are 30 minutes starting at noon. On Wednesday the tour is 45 minutes, so you could do this on your lunch hour.
On the Wednesday tour the group is allowed to go up to the Daniel Burnham Library on the 11th floor and to the top of the staircase. Cost is $10 and the tour group is limited to 10-12 participants. NO TRIPODS/MONOPODS!! Flash is permitted.
Meetup in front of Rookery @ 1145 AM. I will be in my iconic RED Blackhawks cap!
The Rookery Building is a historic landmark located at 209 South LaSalle Street in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Completed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham of Burnham and Root in 1888, it is considered one of their masterpiece buildings, and was once the location of their office. The building measures 181 feet (55 m), is twelve stories tall and is considered the oldest standing high-rise in Chicago. It has a unique style with exterior load-bearing walls and an interior steel frame, which provided a transition between accepted and new building techniques. The lobby was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright. Beginning in 1989, the lobby was restored to the original Wright design.
The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on July 5, 1972, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1970 and listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975.