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  • And not only were these non-Jewish architects (who bested Cesar Pelli among several other competitors for this commission) advised that the project was -- in a religious sense -- meaningless, they were also daunted by the challenge of designing a new building in a narrow, deep site on South Michigan Avenue, which had seen no new architecture of note for over a century and was anchored by iconic works such as Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theater (1889) and Daniel Burnham's Railway Exchange Building (1904).

    Unconventional and on Budget

  • The former Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company store on the corner of State and Madison was designed by legendary architect Louis Sullivan, a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright and a master in his own right.

    Off Target? Superstore To Move Into Historic Downtown Building

  • But as Richard Pells reminds us in "Modernist America," the Bauhaus theorists simply adopted the line from the American architect Louis Sullivan, the pioneer of the skyscraper, who proclaimed in 1896 that the appearance of a building should be dictated by its actual use.

    Making It New in the New World

  • It's Nickel's focused views that reveal the genius of Louis Sullivan.

    J. Michael Welton: Adler, Sullivan and Nickel

  • For a prolific 15-year period between 1880 and 1895, Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan teamed up to produce an architecture that was stridently American -- one that simultaneously drew from nature for its ornament, while creating simple, modern forms on steel frame walls.

    J. Michael Welton: Adler, Sullivan and Nickel

  • Together in 1954 they mounted an exhibit on the architecture of Louis Sullivan, and then embarked on a book project that has finally evolved into "The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan" today.

    J. Michael Welton: Adler, Sullivan and Nickel

  • An avid historian and an immensely talented photographer, Nickel was enamored with the architecture of Louis Sullivan, and lamented the fact that it was being torn down at a rapid pace.

    Ian Ference: On 'Ruin Porn'

  • The neoclassical style was reviled by many, most notably the great Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, but the success of the exposition had convinced Burnham that "images from the past were what the public craved," and he built a singularly lucrative -- and influential -- career on that conviction.

    Book review of "Flatiron," about a Manhattan landmark

  • In 1991, Louis Sullivan, then-secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, went so far as to characterize lead poisoning as the "number one environmental threat to the health of children in the United States."

    EPA rules on lead paint in home renovations will soon take effect

  • Health-care reform advocates eventually dug up a handful of Republican notables to support reform, and in a radio address, President Obama singled out four for special notice: former health and human services secretaries Louis Sullivan and Tommy Thompson and former Senate majority leaders Bill Frist and Bob Dole.

    The Anti-Corporate GOP?


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