Auditorium Building, 430 South Michigan Avenue
Auditorium Building, 430 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Cook, IL Related Names: Adler & Sullivan Roosevelt College (University) Auditorium Theater Council Chicago Musical College Taylor, Crombie & Associates Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affa , sponsor McClier , contractor Auditorium Theatre Council , sponsor Kasprzyk, Mark , delineator Schwartz, Leslie , photographer
Building/structure dates: 1887 initial constructionBuilding/structure dates: 1941 subsequent workBuilding/structure dates: 1950 subsequent workStructure incorporated hydro-pnuematic sewage ejectors, hydraulic rams, moveable stages, "asphaelia" system, is acoustic curve, cyclorama, scagliola, & thunder machines. Significance: The Auditorium Building designed by Adler and Sullivan and built 1887-89, has been cited by the Commission of Chicago Architectural Landmarks: "In recognition of the community spirit which here joined commercial and artistic ends, uniting hotel, office building, and theatre in one structure; and the inventiveness of the engineer displayed from foundations to the perfect acoustics; and the genius of the architect which gave form and, with the aid of original ornament, expressed the spirit of festivity in rooms of great splendor."
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