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A Collection of Rare Architectural Drawings and Blueprints for Sale or Trade

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORDER THE BOOK Alfonso Iannelli: Modern By Design here

Well written by David Jameson, owner of Architech Gallery, it documents Iannelli's career with prose, as well as hundreds of images of his drawings, sculpture, and paintings.


THE ROOKERY BUILDING


The Rookery is considered to be Chicago's oldest standing skyscraper.  Its structural engineering, interior light court and glass topped lobby make it one of Chicago's most important buildings.


The Rookery's lobby is one of its most important architectural features.  It's original John Root design was remodeled in 1905 by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Flooded with natural light via its glass atrium ceiling, it was cutting edge architecture at the time it was built in 1885, and is in and of itself, a Chicago landmark.


A favorite feature of the building is the interior staircase.  Winding from top to bottom, it wants to be climbed.  Today's fire code would not allow the construction of an open stair like this making it more unique and aesthetically pleasing as time passes.