190 South La Salle Street


Like many post modern buildings, this skyscraper violates the International Style skyscraper formula of cigar box on end (with no base or top) and glass curtain wall. Instead, it alludes to earlier skyscrapers with its obvious base and top and even "seems" to be a masonry building.
Contextualism is an important tenet of post modern works. This post modern skyscraper alludes to the Rookery across the street while the top (see below) echoes an earlier Chicago building, now destroyed.

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