Today’s featured photo of the day! The feature is: Architecture – The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois

Here is today’s featured photo presentation of Randolph Tower, formerly The Steuben Club Building, which resides at 188 West Randolph Street in Downtown Chicago. To let the summer months REALLY shine, I am featuring fine photos of great architecture, so we can continue to honor the brighter side of life this year. Part 3 features the beauty of The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois, which also includes fine architecture like the Randolph Tower. The building was built originally in 1929, and is a historic Gothic Revival skyscraper. The building has undergone a series of rehabs, which were done more recently via WJE architects and approved by the City of Chicago Historic Preservation Division. Being 92 years of age, renovation is absolutely necessary in order to keep the building not only usable, but to keep up the condition of artistry that the building deserves. The building is comprised of over 40,000 individual masonry terracotta units and one of the largest masonry facade rehabilitation projects ever in Chicago’s history. My photo, being 40 years old was taken when the building was only 52 years old, and has come a long way since. It is architecture like the Randolph Tower that make the City of Chicago a very luxuriously enchanting city–and among unique examples of the great staples throughout the City of Chicago. This makes the great city of Chicago it’s very own, and a great place to visit for a relaxing summer afternoon! Date – July 1981.
Randolph Tower 1981.pngPhoto taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Ilford FP-4 Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print. Date – July 1981.

Another fine Architectural photograph to follow very soon: Feature – Part 3: The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois. It is going to be quite a summer, so join me ALL summer long! 


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2 thoughts on “Featured Photo: Architecture, Part 3 – The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois – Randolph Tower

  1. These are beautiful shots of the Randolph Tower in Chicago, Illinois! Very interesting to read about too, thank you so much for sharing!

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