When Bare Bulbs Were Really Chic...
We had the fortune of taking the extended tour which included several rooms in the former hotel which is now Roosevelt University. This room was once a lounge for the hotel guest, now is serves as a library for the university. You can see the magic of Sullivan in this space as well. The arches originally were gold leafed and had electric bulbs just like the theater. Unfortunately, the openings for the bulbs have been filled in with plaster, and the gold leaf painted white.
Here is a close up of part of the ceiling in a room off of the library. The walls are carved mahogany.
The view from the 10th floor library is fantastic. Of course at the time of construction, Lake Michigan's shore was about where the bridges over the railroad tracks are now. In-fill extended the shoreline out quite a ways.