Download e-book for kindle: Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History by Leslie A. Hudson

By Leslie A. Hudson

The skyscraper has replaced the face of city architecture�and it began in Chicago. Born out of the ashes of Chicago�s nice hearth of 1871, the 1st skyscraper, the house assurance development situated on the northeast nook of LaSalle and Adams Streets, used to be accomplished in 1885. Designed through William Le Baron Jenney, the nine-story development had a steel load-carrying structural body, the improvement of which resulted in steel-frame skeletal building and the taller skyscrapers that might stick to. a lot has replaced in skyscraper building for the reason that 1885. yet Chicago�s remarkable city panorama has maintained its very important position in architectural historical past and at the present time boasts the tallest skyscraper in North the US, at a hundred and ten stories.

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