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Hotel InterContinental

Hotel InterContinental, Chicago
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Quick Facts
CityChicago
CountryUnited States
Year1927 - 1929
Height143,6m / 471ft
Floors45
Realization
ArchitectWalter W. Ahlschlager
Building Info
NameHotel InterContinental
CategoryHotel
AliasMedinah Athletic Club
Address
505 North Michigan Avenue
Notes
Restored 1988-1989 by Harry Weese and Associates.
Conceived as an exotic Orient-style club with the a large swimming pool, golf course, rifle rage and tea court. It was commisioned by a group of Medinah nobles, an organization with roots in the Middle East.
The building has a Saracenic portal and a Moorish dome and minaret. The interior was lavishly decorated in Byzantine style.
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