Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Fe Building - I

December is an extremely busy month for me, and with very tight schedule, my downtown visits have slowed down considerably... No new photos, is forcing me to browse through some images, I never posted.. So here are images from Santa Fe building..

Santa Fe Building..
Completed; 1904
Designed by: D.H. Burnham & Company..
Address: 224 South Michigan Avenue..

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is based in the Santa Fe Building.. A temporary exhibit of Chicago Model City.. can be seen in it's Atrium Gallery..

Below are some random images from the Santa Fe Building..

Row of elevators..

Check out some details in the other post..
Santa Fe Building - II ..


Mike Kraus said...

That's a wonderful building. The atrium above the first floor lobby is interesting. The penthouse has a great view with the Santa Fe sign out front. The old bar that is in the Chicago Architecture Foundation space is an underused gem.

Jyoti said...

It's a beautiful building!
Bar? Never knew...
should check that out!!!

Specologist said...

I think the original name for the building was the Railway Exchange Building. I worked for C. F. Murphy Associates from 1969 to 1975 and they were located in the building at that time. Glad the building's original features have been restored. When I worked there a "modern" storefront had disfigured the building. I remember the bar. It was on the west side of the first floor lobby, I think.

Jyoti said...

Hi Specologist..
Thanks for your comment..
Now have have to check out the bar...