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“Louis H.Sullivan”

Guaranty / Prudential Building
Karlskrona, Sweden
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366 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Louis H.Sullivan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I didn't know about this building, just happened to walk pass it and noticed the unusual details on the building.

There is an sign on the side of the building with a bit of information about the architect: "Prudential (Guaranty) building architect, Louis H.Sullivan, called the father of modern american architecture early all-steel frame office bldg. with fine terra cotta veneer".

The building is built in 1895.

Visited July 2014
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toronto
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Stunning”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although now owned and occupied by a major Buffalo law firm, you can access the lobby and exterior. A building that doesn't look like much from the observation deck of Buffalo City Hall, when you're up close you see the intricate patterning of the exterior. The lobby is just as eye-catching. Make it a stop downtown along with City Hall and St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral.

Visited July 2014
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Buffalo, NY
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Louis Sullivan's masterpiece. Don't miss seing it when in Buffalo. Wonderful terra cotta. It was one of the pioneering skyscrapers.

Visited October 2013
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Mendham, NJ
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90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Go inside!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This historic building is the best of Louis Sullivan (Adler & Sullivan). Sullivan's celtic roots are evident in the exterior terra cotta designs and other interior details. The interior mosaics on the ceiling were individually hand-set. A masterpiece of design and craftsmanship.

Visited October 2013
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Utica, New York
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99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“an architectural masterpiece”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is Louis Sullivan's greatest 'skyscraper'. The entire building has been taken over by a major law firm that has beautifully restored the building's exuberant detail. The tour is well worth taking.

Visited April 2013
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