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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
+1 312-994-4000
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Just poked in to see the lobby. The building is really interesting.

Thank DavidAuburn
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Step in and be transported to a time when office blocks were still works of art. This is some of the most beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright design I have seen, and if you are in the Loop, don't miss it! You can see the lobby...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

The interior atrium of this 1880s building was remodeled in the early-20th century by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was restored in the 1990s and is a gem. Following 9/11 it was closed for security purposes, but has now reopened. Great bookstore for architectural stuff.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed February 26, 2012

History and beauty. You can "see" the old pols doing their questionable business.

Thank Bennet H
Reviewed February 23, 2012

You walk into the lobby and look up in wonder at the architecture. Neigboring buildings along lasalle st are also very nice to see. The Rookery is special. Try and go with an architectural walking tour.

Thank Mal T
Reviewed February 15, 2012

This is old time Chicago at it's best. Go see it. Stunning archetecture and just fun to walk through.

Thank NormalTripper
Reviewed February 9, 2012

We are lucky to have places like this preserved. If you like great architecture check this place out and go on a walking tour put on by the Chicago Architectural Society on Mich Ave.

1  Thank HawkeyeTraveller2010
Reviewed January 30, 2012

One of Chicago's most historic and architecturally significant buildings.

1  Thank Joseph B
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Such an amazing building that ended up almost in ruins, and restored to what it should be!

1  Thank Melissa H
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Anyone who likes architecture at all will appreciate this building. Start by standing in the middle and looking up - amazing. Then check out the details and decide for yourself if the Wright "upgrades" work better than the original ornament.

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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.
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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July 30, 2016|
Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask!