The Sullivan Center, formerly known as the Carson Pirie Scott building, has stood for over 100 years and contains more than 1,000,000 square feet of space. It sits in the heart of one of Chicago's premier business, theater and retail districts, and is visited my millions.
In 2011, the Sullivan Center underwent major urban restoration, keeping much of the vintage appeal and its signature black iron corner entrance. (The ironwork represents some of the most famous art of its kind and best illustrates Sullivan's ability to transform iron into lace.)
The building sits on the corners of State, Madison, Monroe and Wabash in Chicago’s Loop. The first and second floor now houses an urban Target concept store, called “City Target” and the company did quite well with the interior architecture. Builders took great care in keeping the outside iron façade, along with the column tops and other noticeable details (take your time and look around).
The building, originally constructed in 1899, was originally designed by architect Louis Sullivan to house Schlesinger-Mayer dry goods store. A second phase annex was designed by world-famous architect Daniel Burnham (Burnham and Root) in 1903. In 1970, the building was designated a national and city historic landmark. Joseph Freed and Associates, LLC, took on the phased rehabilitation of the building from 2001-11. The building has won numerous awards, including the Real Estate and Building Industries Council Outstanding Preservation Award (2009), City of Chicago – Office of the Mayor Excellence in Preservation Award (2010), Victorian Society in America Exterior Preservation Award (2011), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago Vision Award in 2013.
City Target, FlatTop Grill, DSW Shoes and additional retail / restaurants line the first floor of the building.
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