Second Franklin Building

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Second Franklin Building information

Location
Chicago , USA
Address
720 S Dearborn St
Getting there
Metro: Red Line to Harrison
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A 1912 factory, this building shows the history of printing on its tiled facade. The roof slopes to allow for a huge skylight over the top floor where books were hand bound (the building existed long before fluorescent lights or high-intensity lamps). The large windows on many of the other buildings in the area served the same purpose.