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Louis Sullivan (1856–1924)

Chicago architect Louis Sullivan was one of the leading figures in the history of American architecture. Sullivan was an early proponent of the tall office building. His skyscrapers exemplify the Chicago notion of finding a new architectural vocabulary for this new type of building, rather than using the established architectural styles. Sullivan designed only one building in New York, the Bayard-Condict Building on Bleecker Street (1897–99). It is one of his major surviving structures, with its tripartite massing, terra-cotta facade, and stylized organic detail.