Saturday, July 30, 2005
Original Schubert (Majestic) Theater Loggia Revealed
Hidden behind a drop ceiling for decades, the original classical entrance lobby of the Chicago's 1906 Majestic Theater has now been uncovered and will be restored as part of a $36,000,000 project, backed by $5,500,000 in TIF money, that will both modernize and return the theater to something resembling its original design, as well as gut the upper 17 floors of the 20 story Majestic Building for conversion into a hotel. ABN Amro Bank has bought naming rights, and what has long been known as the Schubert will be reborn as the LaSalle Bank Theater when it opens in the fall. Architect for the project is Laurence Booth of Booth/Hansen Associates.
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