Louis Sullivan: Bank teller window

Another beautiful day in Chicago deserving of a tour. Sullivan is known as the "Father of skyscrapers" although the tallest building he ever designed was only seventeen floors. He also never finished college (he thought he already knew what they could possibly teach him, how humble!). Many of his buildings were demolished but good and caring people preserved artifacts which are on display in the Museum of Art. I was impressed with theĀ  steel bank teller window - so inviting and beautiful. He used this very same design on the top of the entrance to the Carson store on Madison and State. The end of his life was very sad. Sullivan died penniless in a small hotel room. He just refused to adopt to change and was only willing to design his style. Lesson learned?

Bank teller window

Carsons Pirie Scott (department store)

About Ziva Designs

Software engineer by training, I decided to pursue my lifelong love of art and jewelry-making after many years of working as a program manager in a large corporation. One satisfied customer told me that when she sees herself in the mirror wearing a pair of earrings I made, she smiles. I hope that my unique pieces will make you smile too each time you put them on. All my work is one-of-a-kind or limited edition, handmade by me. Below is some information on the materials I use.
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