Quaker, Quaker, Quaker...

The Quaker building on the North Bank of the Chicago River and Clark Street was finished in 1987. Built for the Quaker Oats Company, it is very Meisen in it's design.

The owners wanted a very conservative, rectangular cube design with a flat roof. The late 80's was all about PoMo (Post Modern), and this is definitely not that. Thank God.

With the return to the roots of Modernism in the last decade, the design is actually quite fresh today. The skin of blue/green glass and stainless steel would be right at home if it were finished in 2005. Also I am all about the reflections of the clouds in the skin.


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