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John Wellborn Root designed the Rookery in 1885-9, which reflects the development of new structural systems for large urban buildings during that time. It was named a Chicago Landmark in 1972, listed to the National Register in 1970, and named a National Historic Landmark in 1975.

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The Rookery holds one of the most spectacular interior spaces in the state, an elaborate main lobby and light court that were renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905.

John Wellborn Root designed the Rookery in 1885-9, which reflects the development of new structural systems for large urban buildings during that time. It was named a Chicago Landmark in 1972, listed to the National Register in 1970, and named a National Historic Landmark in 1975.

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