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Last year, I went on a tour through the Chicago Architecture Foundation that showed off 4 examples of Tiffany work in downtown Chicago.

I didn't get a lot of great shots on that day, but have been able to return to three of the 4 locations to try again.

Join me over the jump for Tiffany Downtown.

Marshall Field's (currently named "Macy's," and even called that by interlopers and carpetbaggers) flagship store on Randolph and State Street has a Tiffany Vault.

To see it, walk into the center of the cosmetics department, find a spot where you can safely stop, and look up:

You can also view the vault from the fifth floor.

Tiffany also created the recently restored stained glass dome in Chicago's Cultural Center.


The center of the dome:


The entire room was done by Tiffany.  Originally the Public Library for Chicago, one of the walls displays the CPL Logo.  The "Y" in the center is representative of the 3 branches of the Chicago River:


Last weekend, I stopped at the Marquette Building, to take photos of the Tiffany mosaics in the lobby.  The Marquette building is named for Father Marquette, who explored the Chicago area in the 1670's.  He had a very good relationship with the natives, and they mourned his passing, a few years later.

Tiffany's image of Father Marquette:


He's also represented over the entrance to the main hallway.


The corners separate different mosaics.

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The colors are stunning, but the lobby is quite dark.


His good relationship with the natives is well represented throughout the lobby.


Over each of the elevators is a bust (similar to Marquette's, over the hallway entrance), and many are natives.


You can't really see the "mosaic" part of the mosaic, without a zoom.


The final of the four Tiffany works is in the Art Institute - I've not yet been able to make it back into that room, to try to get better photos of it.  :)

Originally posted to sheddhead on Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 01:02 PM PDT.

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