I was planning on posting about the long vacant Arcade Building today anyway, but then came the announcement that the building will finally be renovated into apartments.
The Arcade Building is interesting in that it is one of the few large skyscrapers not in the Chicago School style of Louis Sullivan and other architects, but instead Gothic Revival, but certainly with some Chicago influences in its fenestration.
The standout feature of the exterior are these fantastic bay windows, breaking up the monotony of the external wall just above street level.
I caught the light just as it was shining against the terracotta “stone blocks” of the first floor.
The ground floor is broken up by these squat Gothic arches.