Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History) (Paperback)

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The skyscraper has changed the face of urban architecture--and it all started in Chicago. Born out of the ashes of Chicago's Great Fire of 1871, the first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building located at the northeast corner of LaSalle and Adams Streets, was completed in 1885. Designed by William Le Baron Jenney, the nine-story building had a metal load-carrying structural frame, the development of which led to steel-frame skeletal construction and the taller skyscrapers that would follow. Much has changed in skyscraper construction since 1885. But Chicago's impressive urban landscape has maintained its important place in architectural history and today boasts the tallest skyscraper in North America, at 110 stories.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738533421
ISBN-10: 0738533424
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: November 1st, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Postcard History