September 2015 - Louis Sullivan

The Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Store Building, 1899
Chicago, USA
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Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect of the Chicago School. He was the creator of a new type of building: the skyscraper.

The Sullivan Center, formerly known as the Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Store Building designed by Sullivan, is perhaps one of the most recognized and significant historic buildings in Chicago. 

The picture above shows a detail of the historic cast iron façades.