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8. Chicago Theatre Marquee #105architecturalinspiration

The Chicago Theater is an icon known around the world. Unfortunately, on my only visit to Chicago I did not have the opportunity to tour the building. However, I did get the chance to see the nearly six story high sign / marquee hanging on the front of the building.

Chicago Theater

There are a handful of buildings that I have seen with a refurbished marquee. None of them stand in comparison with the one in Chicago making an overwhelming architectural statement. To be able to create such a structure just to mark an entrance to a building is such a powerful tool in design.

#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy. 

Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts

1. Jefferson’s Academical Village

2. Charleston, South Carolina

3. Solar Decathlon

4. National Museum of the American Indian

5. Lighthouses

6. Hatch Show Prints

7. The Aqua Tower in Chicago