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Architectural Survey: The Williams Building

WBEZ's Ley Bey thinks Holabird & Roche's Williams Building is an unsung lynchpin of Loop architecture at Monroe & Wells. The problem, as Bey sees it, is that Holabird & Roche outshone this relatively minor work with larger, universally-heralded commissions like the City Hall/County Building and CBOT. What we have with the Williams Building is elegance, partly obscured by "L" tracks, and a glassiness of select early skyscrapers that seems to "foreshadow the architectural modernism that would come decades later." [WBEZ, image: Google screenshot]