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By Thomas Leslie

For greater than a century, Chicago's skyline has integrated a few of the world's such a lot specific and encouraging structures. This background of the Windy City's skyscrapers starts within the key interval of reconstruction after the nice fireplace of 1871 and concludes in 1934 with the onset of the good melancholy, which introduced architectural growth to a standstill. in this time, such iconic landmarks because the Chicago Tribune Tower, the Wrigley construction, the Marshall box and corporate development, the Chicago inventory trade, the Palmolive construction, the Masonic Temple, the town Opera, item Mart, etc rose to awesome new heights, due to thoughts in development tools and fabrics. stable, earthbound edifices of iron, brick, and stone made method for towers of metal and plate glass, offering a impressive new glance to Chicago's becoming city landscape.


Thomas Leslie finds the day-by-day struggles, technical breakthroughs, and negotiations that produced those marvelous structures. He additionally considers how the city's notorious political weather contributed to its structure, as development and zoning codes have been usually disputed through transferring networks of opponents, exertions unions, specialist companies, and municipal bodies.


Featuring greater than 100 pictures and illustrations of the city's bodily amazing and wonderfully various structure, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871–1934 highlights an incredibly dynamic, full of life interval of architectural development in Chicago.

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