Daniel H. Burnham and J. W. Root
|Internationally famous at the time of its construction as the world's largest office building, the Monadnock Building has a two-story base, 13 floors of offices and an attic and cornice. It is 197 feet tall. Some of the walls at the base are six feet thick.|
|Originally the building had four separate entrances, each named after a mountain in New England. The original entrance was the Jackson Street entrance (see above right). It became known as the Monadnock Building, even though each of the four entrances had a different name. Unlike the earlier Rookery, this structure lacks ornament and has a greater sense of unity and coherence. The bays move in and out in a very subtle way.|
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