Thursday, April 7, 2011

Riverside Plaza

Riverside Plaza..
Completed: 1929
Architect: Holabird & Root..
Sculptural Reliefs: Alvin Meyer
Style: Art Deco..

Riverside Plaza was built by the Chicago Daily News for newspaper production, as such, it was previously known as the Chicago Daily News Building. The south side of this building serves as the main entrance to the Ogilvie commuter rail station in Citigroup Center..

The building is adjacent to the Chicago River and directly across the river is the Civic Opera building. The courtyard of the Riverside Plaza is aligned with the raised courtyard of the Civic Opera Building...

Riverside Plaza is the first building in Chicago to use the concept of "air rights" in order to build over a railroad right-of-way..

The east facade has beautiful relief work..
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There is also beautiful bronze work at the here..

# Riverside Plaza..
# Riverside Plaza [Relief - by Alvin Meyer..
# Riverside Plaza - bronze work...

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