Reliance Building

Recommended
Years ahead of its time, this building (1895, Charles B. Atwood) anticipated the glass and steel skyscrapers of Mies van der Rohe and the Second Chicago school. The building exemplifies the possibilites inherent in skeletal frame construction. Its façade is almost entirely glass, with piers and spandrels featuring Gothic ornamentation. In 1999 it was restored as the Hotel Burnham; you can still see the original ironwork elevator grills and the marble mosaic floor in the elevator lobby.

Useful information

Address : 

32 N. State St

Nearby tourist attractions

Macy's
Macy's
This grand old department store occupies
0:30
Chicago Building
Chicago Building
Built in 1904 by Holabid & Roche,
0:15
Chicago Temple
Chicago Temple
When completed in 1923 by Holabird &
0:15
Inland Steel Building
Inland Steel Building
This elegant high rise must have been an
0:30
Richard J. Daley Center
Richard J. Daley Center
The Daley Center is probably best known
0:30
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
This marvelous Neoclassical palazzo
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Macy's
Macy's
This grand old department store occupies
0:30
Chicago Building
Chicago Building
Built in 1904 by Holabid & Roche,
0:15
Chicago Temple
Chicago Temple
When completed in 1923 by Holabird &
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Macy's
Macy's
This grand old department store occupies
0:30
Chicago Building
Chicago Building
Built in 1904 by Holabid & Roche,
0:15
Chicago Temple
Chicago Temple
When completed in 1923 by Holabird &
0:15
See all