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Jan. 12th, 2013 (UTC)

I don't know if the pun is deliberate, but the beautiful red brick building at 0:23 is the famousRookery” on south La Salle St. in Chicago. It was built in 1888, and is transitional into the invention of the skyscraper. Its cast iron skeleton made much larger spans possible, so it has a beautiful, show-off atrium on the ground floor. (And it was designed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham, and the lobby later redecorated by Frank Lloyd Wright.)

The nickname precedes the building; temporary city hall was there right after the fire, in a building infested with pigeons. Crows too, allegedly, making the name a pun on the morals of Chicago aldermen . . .

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