The Brickbuilder Volume 4

The Brickbuilder Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...use of a handsome suite, including bath, one hour per day for twelve dollars per month. In one of the upper stories is a neat little prescription drug store, making the conveniences quite complete. The Fort Dearborn is one of the buildings delayed by the panic nearly a year after the drawings were made, but it came in on the May schedule this year. Whatever may be said of the exterior design of this building, the color is certainly an unfortunate yellow. The material is all brick and terra-cotta, except the bases of the first story piers, which are cast iron, and the granite entrance columns. There is a certain similarity in the plans of office buildings, but the always varying combination of size and shape of ground, location of entrance, elevators, light court, second story bank and proper entrance to same, make an ever varying problem. The Fort Dearborn had several disadvantages to be met in planning. The site is small and there is no alley approach for freight or fuel. But altogether the result is successful; there are no dark rooms and the building is renting well. The Stock Exchange belongs to the season of '94 (office buildings can be designated like bicycles, since it takes only eight or nine months to build one). Mr. Sullivan's design may be called unarchite c t u r a 1, and otherwise be criticized, but the fact remains that his work has a most remarkable individuality, and this building commands t h e a d m i ration of everybody--unless it be jealous cities. The entire front is of terra-cotta in a warm yellowgray, which is the most popular and certainly the best terra-cotta color in use in Chicago. The "Old Colony" Building is one of the most successful designs yet made as far as the exterior is concerned. The lower stories...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 14.48mm | 494.41g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553284
  • 9781236553287