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Chicago Skyscrapers 1871 - 1934.
Leslie, Thomas.
Chicago Skyscrapers 1871 - 1934.
For more than a century, Chicago's skyline has included some of the world's most distinctive and inspiring buildings. This history of the Windy City's skyscrapers begins in the key period of reconstruction after the Great Fire of 1871 and concludes in 1934 with the onset of the Great Depression, which brought architectural progress to a standstill. During this time, such iconic landmarks as the Chicago Tribune Tower, the Wrigley Building, the Marshall Field and Company Building, the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Palmolive Building, the Masonic Temple, the City Opera, Merchandise Mart, and many others rose to impressive new heights, thanks to innovations in building methods and materials. Solid, earthbound edifices of iron, brick, and stone made way for towers of steel and plate glass, imparting a striking new look to Chicago's growing urban landscape.

Category: Architecture, American Vernacular
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 304 pp
Publisher: University of Illinois Press.
Year: 2013
Publication Place: Champaign,
ISBN: 9780252037542
Book Id: 93731

Price: $39.95

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