The architects combined Gothic and modern styles in the design of the building. Black brick on the frontage of the building (symbolizing coal) was selected to give an idea of solidity and to give the building a solid mass. Other parts of the facade were covered in gold bricks (symbolizing fire), and the entry was decorated with marble and black mirrors.
The biggest #architecture event in #Chicago is coming up! Open House Chicago, #OHC2012 is happening October 13-14th, 2012. Get behind-the-scenes of 150 cool places and spaces in Chicago. For free. www.openhousechicago.org Pictured here is the historic Chicago Motor Club building, abandoned years ago, but open for this special weekend.
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