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The Rookery

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Set in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, at 209 South LaSalle Street, Daniel Burnham and John Root’s Rookery Building is a Chicago landmark, containing a luminous and brilliantly articulated central light court remodeling by Frank Lloyd...more
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209 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60604-1219
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed today

Just another amazing bit of Chicago architecture. We covered this on one of our architecture walking tours. Just fabulous.

Thank Indigenous17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No visit to the financial district is complete without a stop in the rookery. The long history of the building and the different architects who have left their stamp on it make it one of the iconic structures in the city. There is a Frank...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the financial district. Well worth going to take a look round by one of America's foremost architects.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful marble staircases. Our son works in ths building so he gave us a tour. There is a small Frank lloyd Wright giftshop on the first floor.

Thank Garris G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is a beauty! Took the 45 minute tour which was well worth it- learned a lot about the building's history and architecture, including the Frank Lloyd Wright renovation. You will need to take the tour if you want to see the amazingly gorgeous...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking by on our way to the Willis Tower. Peeked in as it was suggested by our guidebook. If you go by, have a look. Its does look very light for such a strong structure.

Thank zaz936
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking a photo of the circular staircase at the Rookery was on my list of photos to get when visiting Chicago. I didn't know the only way to see it was to take a $10.00 tour, but I was happy to pay this to get...More

Thank Lowshell
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We walked in on our own, not with a tour, so couldn’t go far (couldn’t go up the stairs). The building is so beautiful that it is worth it just to see it from the inside. The gold everywhere is stunning, as is the ceiling....More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I finally took a tour of the Rookery from the Frank Lloyd Wright trust, and it was terrific. I already knew a lot about Burnham & Root and the Rookery, but I was still fascinated. Sigh up for the tour online and go.

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

My husband and I saw the Rookery as part of a walking tour presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (90 minutes for about $25, I think). You only see the lobby, but believe me, that is plenty. Stunning! The staircases and lighting were amazing. If...More

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Nichole2Florence
March 1, 2018|
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Response from sleepster | Reviewed this property |
My answer is pretty much the same. It's probably a question of getting lucky with the security people.
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December 19, 2017|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
It’s not a skyscraper. The tour is $15.
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