Richard Haas

Richard Haas, famous for his architectural murals, generally done in trompe l’oeil, has created new urbanscapes through his work. One of the best known, “Brooklyn Bridge”, combines both his artistic and architectural backgrounds.

Other examples are at 1211 North LaSalle Street on the Chicago’s Near North Side, a 16-story 1929 apartment hotel converted into an apartment building in 1981. It was used for trompe-l’œil murals as a homage to Chicago School architecture. One side of the building displays the Chicago Board of Trade Building, facing, from a distance of about two miles, the original building, almost as a reflection.

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