The Rookery Building is another iconic architectural icon. Designed by Burnam & Root it was originally completed in 1888. Enter Frank Lloyd Wright almost 20 years later to add his touch and you’ll see it is a truly unique and gorgeous place.
The amount of detail that went into the design of the exterior is just a taste of what you’ll see once you step into the library.
I highly recommend taking one of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s Rookery tours. You’ll learn about the history of the building and you’ll also get a peek at the famous Oriel staircase. You can also see and/or purchase one of my prints of the staircase exclusively at Springboard Arts Gallery in Wicker Park.
It’s interesting how the architectural styles of Frank Lloyd Wright work with those of Burnham & Root. You’ll hear more about this aspect as well on one of the tours.
On to the Rookery Light Court or lobby area. You’re breath will be taken away when you first step into this space. Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe it.
And of course, the iconic Oriel staircase. We tend to see images of the spiral part as it winds up from the second floor. The reality is, it’s beautiful from all angles.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of the Rookery. Just a few images to give you an idea of the amazing place that it is. You can find more perspectives in my architectural galleries.