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Stairs - The Rookery Building

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Stairs - The Rookery Building

Sylvia Rourke

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Arch Arches Archs Ceiling Handrail Railing Spiral Spiral Staircase Spirals Stairwell Swirl Twirl Twist Twisted Vanishing Point Stair


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In the heart of Chicago's historic Loop district, the Rookery Building stands as a testament to the city's architectural heritage. Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Burnham Brothers and John Wellborn Root, this masterpiece was completed in 1888 and is a stunning example of late Victorian architecture. The building's most iconic feature is its breathtaking staircase, located in the central atrium, which has captivated visitors for generations. This photograph, taken by acclaimed photographer Sylvia Rourke, offers a unique perspective of the Rookery Building's spiral staircase. The image is devoid of people, allowing the viewer to fully appreciate the intricate geometry and abstract patterns of the staircase. The twisted, swirling treads seem to defy gravity, leading the eye upwards towards the vanishing point. The staircase is framed by elegant arches, their curves mirrored in the handrail and ceiling above. The geometric shapes and patterns created by the intersection of the arches and the staircase treads add an additional layer of visual interest. The monochromatic palette of the photograph enhances the sense of depth and texture, drawing the viewer in and inviting them to explore the intricacies of this architectural marvel. The photograph's point of view is from the base of the staircase, providing a sense of scale and intimacy. The perspective creates a sense of tension and anticipation, as if the staircase is about to twist and twirl in a dizzying spiral towards the heavens. This image is a celebration of the beauty and complexity of architecture, and a reminder of the enduring allure of the Rookery Building.

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