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Auditorium Building
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Owner description: Once the tallest building in the city, the Auditorium now houses a performance space and the campus of Roosevelt University.
Reviewed 10 February 2012

See the wonderful Louis Sullivan lobby (the original hotel lobby from the multi-purpose building that now serves as the front door of Roosevelt University) Beautiful mosaics and plasterwork, all original to the building. A great free-peek for architecture enthusiasts.

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Reviewed 16 January 2003

What a pity. Arguably the most significant building in the Midwest, Sullivan's lovely 1887 Auditorium Theater is almost impossible to get into. Tours are infrequent & the prissy tour guide froze at anything more than basic questions. So tune out the memorized pitch and look at the voluptuuous detail around you. Pay special attention to the murals and marble mosaics. Then go next door to Roosevelt University, where there's even more Sullivan beauty. They don't offer tours at all so you must know where to look: The 2nd floor & the partially restored library on the top floor. Be prepared for a loooooooong wait for the lift. Ask the nice lady at the desk for a brochure (it's free). For another lovely building & a better guide, try the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue. Two Tiffany domes!!!!

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