Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Bestiary on Wabash
203 N. Wabash is one of only two office buildings designed by the firm of Rapp & Rapp, best known for their lavish movie palaces like the Chicago, Palace, and Oriental.official Chicago Landmark, has a restrained, streamlined profile. The firm's fantasist roots, however, can be seen in the ornament.
Click images for larger view.At sidewalk level, it's very subdued, squirrels, rams, and human heads that look like they might have come off a Gothic cathedral.