Schiller Building (later Garrick Theater), Chicago, Illinois, built 1891. Photo courtesy of The Richard Nickel Committee and Archive.  Photo 7 of 13 in How Adler & Sullivan’s Buildings Paved the Way for Modern Skylines from The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan

How Adler & Sullivan’s Buildings Paved the Way for Modern Skylines

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Adler & Sullivan designed the 1891 Schiller Building (later called the Garrick Theater) for the German Opera Company—hence the series of terra-cotta busts depicting German figures on its facade. At the time of its construction, the building was among Chicago’s tallest. In 1961, it was replaced with a parking structure.