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The Reliance Building
This petite volume provides the history of one of Chicago's early skyscrapers, from its inception, initial success, later disrepair, and meticulous restoration into a hotel in the 1990s. Many historic photos are included. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Unknown Binding, 63 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Pomegranate Communications
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This is an excellent pocket-sized book about an 1890s skyscraper in Chicago that’s been restored into a beautiful small hotel. Full of illustrations and history and up to the usual standards of everything undertaken by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the book chronicles everything about this Chicago landmark including the history of the site on which it’s built, its long life as an office building, its decline, and its rebirth and restoration in the 1990s as a 122-room hotel in the Loop ...more