Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards

Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards

Book - 2004
Rate this:
Arcadia Publishing
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Use postcards to present a pictorial history of Chicago's skyscrapers, from the Home Insurance Building completed in 1885 to the tallest skyscraper in North America at 110 stories.

Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia, c2004
ISBN: 9780738533421
0738533424
Branch Call Number: 977.311 H868c
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SJCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top