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  • Address: 209 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

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Rookery Building Tours

A landmark of Chicago’s skyline and a masterpiece of architecture, The Rookery was one of the most expensive buildings in the city’s history when it was completed in 1888. It is considered one of the oldest historic high rises in Chicago. It was named not only for the many pigeons and crows that inhabited the exterior of the building, but also for the corrupt politicians that once worked within its walls. 

Housing over 600 office spaces, it was constructed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham, with Frank Lloyd Wright’s remodel of the lobby “Light Court” added in 1905. Wright designed and installed the intricate stairways, rails, and light fixtures. After the Great Chicago Fire it served as an interim City Hall. It is a designated Chicago landmark, a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and was inducted into the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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The Rookery can be found in Chicago’s financial district, at 209 South LaSalle Street. It is open from 8 am to 6 pm.

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Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests, Chicago, null

Private Guided SUV Tour for up to 4 Guests

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Explore Chicago on a custom SUV tour with a private guide. See the Loop, Museum Campus, Millennium Park, Lake Shore Drive & Wrigley Field, OR Explore the ...  Read more

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Duration: Flexible

From USD $650.00

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