Friday, May 27, 2011

Grand Interiors [Ornamental Glass Ceiling / Domes]

The Franke Reading Room of Ryerson & Burnham Libraries of the Art Institue of Chicago..
The skylight was designed by Louis J. Millet. In 1994, the Reading Room went through extensive restoration by the John Vinci.

The Tiffany Dome at Marshall Field's [Now Macy's]...
Installed: 1907
Designed by Louis C. Tiffany
This Tiffany dome was built in 1907, which makes it more than a 100 years old. It is both the first dome to be built in favrile iridescent glass and is the largest glass mosaic of it's kind. It contains over 1.6 million pieces. The late Louis C. Tiffany designed this glass mosaic dome...

Tiffany glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall, at the Chicago Cultural Center..
This 38-foot Tiffany glass dome designed by J. A. Holtzer. The Cultural Center states this to be the largest Tiffany dome in the world, with an estimated value of $35 million..

GAR Rotunda at Chicago Cultural Center..
This 40-foot diameter leaded glass dome, was designed by noted Chicago firm Healy and Millet. The dome's botanical motifs in warm earth tones glow with light of jewel cut glass, a technique offering maximum refraction and color range. Opalescent glass, ripple glass and chipped jewels create texture and color. [Excerpt from visitors guide]..

Lobby of Chicago Theater..

Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago...
Stained glass dome is designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany..
Completed: 1901.

RELATED LINKS..
# The Franke Reading Room of Art Institue of Chicago
# Tiffany Dome at Marshall Field's [Now Macy's].
# Tiffany glass dome of Preston Bradley Hall, at the Chicago Cultural Center..
# GAR Rotunda at Chicago Cultural Center..
# Lobby of Chicago Theater..
# Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago...

2 comments:

Fred Smith said...

I really the photos on your blog, cool buildings too.

Jyoti said...

Thanks!