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Building Chicago

Author : John Zukowsky
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2016-10-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780847848706

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Building Chicago presents the best of this country’s first city of architecture. Colloquially known as America’s "second city," Chicago is widely regarded as this country’s crown jewel when it comes to architecture. The roster of masters who have helped shape its skyline and streetscape stands as a who’s who of the architectural pantheon from the last two hundred years, from Louis Sullivan, Daniel Burnham, and Frank Lloyd Wright to Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry. Lavishly illustrated, this volume compellingly displays the masterworks of Chicago architecture—from the Chicago Tribune Tower (1925) and the Rookery (1888) by Burnham & Root to the Trump International Hotel and Tower (2008) by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the residential skyscraper Aqua (2009) by Jeanne Gang. It features the city’s beloved masterpieces by Wright, including the Robie House, such milestones as the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Building, Gehry’s Pritzker Bandshell, as well as a wealth of little-known treasures from Chicago’s early days culled from the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum.

The Auditorium Building

Author : Jay Pridmore
Publisher : Pomegranate
Page : 74 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Chicago (Ill.)
ISBN : 0764924966

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Commissioned by Ferdinand Peck and produced by architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler--soon to be leaders of the Chicago School--in 1889, the Auditorium Building was a wondrous complex, housing a hotel, offices, stores, and a theater. Adler's engineering skills overcame the problem of a foundation that had to support an unevenly distributed weight; Sullivan designed the stunning theater, which was spanned by four elliptical arches studded with 3,500 incandescent electric lights and decorated with gold leaf. Adler created a hydraulic stage--with twenty-six lifts--and one of the first air-conditioning systems in a public building. Among the many design features in the interior of the Auditorium were murals, onyx, marble, open loggias, stained glass, filigreed vents, wainscoting, and bronze-plated posts. Scholars considered the Auditorium Building the most important single structure in Chicago. The Auditorium thrived until its closing in 1940. In 1946 Roosevelt University purchased the building, and the Auditorium Theatre Council restored the theater to its former glory. Today, the Auditorium Building is thriving as a showcase for major theatrical events, Roosevelt University concerts, and other events.

The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition

Author : Katherine Solomonson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2003-11-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0226768007

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In 1922, the Chicago Tribune sponsored an international competition to design its new corporate headquarters. Both a serious design contest and a brilliant publicity stunt, the competition received worldwide attention for the hundreds of submissions—from the sublime to the ridiculous—it garnered. In this lavishly illustrated book, Katherine Solomonson tells the fascinating story of the competition, the diverse architectural designs it attracted, and its lasting impact. She shows how the Tribune used the competition to position itself as a civic institution whose new headquarters would serve as a defining public monument for Chicago. For architects, planners, and others, the competition sparked influential debates over the design and social functions of skyscrapers. It also played a crucial role in the development of advertising, consumer culture, and a new national identity in the turbulent years after World War I.

Sears Tower

Author : Jay Pridmore
Publisher : Pomegranate
Page : 72 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0764920219

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The Nation's Largest Retailer wanted the largest headquarters in the nation, and they got it -- in spades. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the 110-story, anodized aluminum-clad Sears Tower occupies three acres in the West Loop. The bundled-tube construction allowed for more windows and more corner offices per square foot. The total area within the Tower is 4.4 million square feet; the Sky Deck on the 103rd floor offers tremendous views and welcomes more than 1 million visitors yearly. When SOM realized that their design was only ten stories short of what was supposed to be the record-breaking height of the World Trade Center then under construction (1,368 feet), they broke the record, coming in at 1,454 feet. The move of Sears and Roebuck employees into the Tower was the biggest corporate move in American history. In the late 1980s Sears and Roebuck left the building, but it continues to thrive, a timeless monument to American ingenuity.

Building Chicago Economics

Author : Robert Van Horn,Philip Mirowski,Thomas A. Stapleford
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2011-10-17
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781139501712

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Building Chicago Economics by Robert Van Horn,Philip Mirowski,Thomas A. Stapleford Pdf

Over the past forty years, economists associated with the University of Chicago have won more than one-third of the Nobel prizes awarded in their discipline and have been major influences on American public policy. Building Chicago Economics presents the first collective attempt by social science historians to chart the rise and development of the Chicago School during the decades that followed the Second World War. Drawing on new research in published and archival sources, contributors examine the people, institutions and ideas that established the foundations for the success of Chicago economics and thereby positioned it as a powerful and controversial force in American political and intellectual life.

Building Chicago's Subways

Author : David Sadowski
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2018-10-01
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9781439665039

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Take a trip underground and see how Chicago's "I Will" spirit overcame challenges and persevered to help with the successful building of the subways that move millions today! While the elevated Chicago Loop is justly famous as a symbol of the city, the fascinating history of its subways is less well known. The City of Chicago broke ground on what would become the "Initial System of Subways" during the Great Depression and finished 20 years later. This gigantic construction project, a part of the New Deal, overcame many obstacles while tunneling through Chicago's soft blue clay, under congested downtown streets, and even beneath the mighty Chicago River. Chicago's first rapid transit subway opened in 1943 after decades of wrangling over routes, financing, and logistics. It grew to encompass the State Street, Dearborn-Milwaukee, and West Side Subways, with the latter modernizing the old Garfield Park "L" into the median of Chicago's first expressway. Building Chicago's subways was national news and a matter of considerable civic pride - making it a "Second City" no more!

Four Landmark Buildings in Chicago's Loop

Author : Harry Weese and Associates
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1978
Category : Architecture
ISBN : PURD:32754079603266

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Chicago, Office Building Construction

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 1988
Category : Electronic
ISBN : NWU:35556030610133

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Building the South Side

Author : Robin F. Bachin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2020-05-06
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780226772110

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Building the South Side explores the struggle for influence that dominated the planning and development of Chicago's South Side during the Progressive Era. Robin F. Bachin examines the early days of the University of Chicago, Chicago’s public parks, Comiskey Park, and the Black Belt to consider how community leaders looked to the physical design of the city to shape its culture and promote civic interaction. Bachin highlights how the creation of a local terrain of civic culture was a contested process, with the battle for cultural authority transforming urban politics and blurring the line between private and public space. In the process, universities, parks and playgrounds, and commercial entertainment districts emerged as alternative arenas of civic engagement. “Bachin incisively charts the development of key urban institutions and landscapes that helped constitute the messy vitality of Chicago’s late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century public realm.”—Daniel Bluestone, Journal of American History "This is an ambitious book filled with important insights about issues of public space and its use by urban residents. . . . It is thoughtful, very well written, and should be read and appreciated by anyone interested in Chicago or cities generally. It is also a gentle reminder that people are as important as structures and spaces in trying to understand urban development." —Maureen A. Flanagan, American Historical Review

History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago

Author : Frank Alfred Randall,John D. Randall
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 568 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0252024168

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"The second edition of History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago is a tribute to Frank Randall's vision and resource to Chicago area architects, engineers, preservation specialists, and other members of the building industry."--BOOK JACKET.

North Michigan Avenue

Author : John W. Stamper
Publisher : Pomegranate
Page : 76 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0764933825

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The Chicago School of Architecture

Author : Rolf Achilles
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 121 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2013-06-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780747813811

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The birth of the skyscraper in Chicago in the mid-1880s introduced a new direction for city architecture: upwards. But how-and why- was it that Chicago set the standard for high-rise buildings, not only across the USA but all over the world? Rolf Achilles here introduces the style of the First Chicago School from 1880 to 1910, explaining the innovative use of iron frames for strength, height and openness, and the ubiquity of gridded window arrangements. With reference to such famous architects as William Le Baron Jenny and Frank Lloyd Wright, and colorful pictures of, among many others, the Reliance, Brooks and Marquette buildings, this book is a fascinating exploration of the structures that helped to give Chicago its identity, and the world a new way of building.

Chicago Apartments

Author : Neil Harris,Teri J. Edelstein
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 377 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2020-07-15
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780226610870

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Chicago Apartments by Neil Harris,Teri J. Edelstein Pdf

The Chicago lakefront is one of America’s urban wonders. The ribbon of high-rise luxury apartment buildings along the Lake Michigan shore has few, if any, rivals nationwide for sustained architectural significance. This historic confluence of site, money, style, and development lies at the heart of the updated edition of Neil Harris's Chicago Apartments: A Century and Beyond of Lakefront Luxury. The book features more than one hundred buildings, stretching from south to north and across more than a century, each with its own special combination of design choice, floor plans, and background story. Harris, with the assistance of Teri J. Edelstein, proves to be an affable and knowledgeable tour guide, guiding us through dozens of buildings, detailing a host of inimitable development histories, design choices, floor plans, and more along the way. Of particular note are recent structures on the Chicago River and south of the Loop that are proposing new definitions of comfort and extravagance. Featuring nearly 350 stunning images and a foreword by renowned Chicago author Sara Paretsky, this new edition of Chicago Apartments offers a wide-ranging look inside some of the Windy City’s most magnificent abodes.

The Chicago Auditorium Building

Author : Joseph Siry
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 550 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0226761347

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Winner of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award from the Society of Architectural Historians When the magnificent Auditorium Building opened on Chicago's Michigan Avenue in December 1889, it marked Chicago's emergence both as the leading city of the Midwest and as a metropolis of international stature. In this lavishly illustrated book, Joseph M. Siry explores not just the architectural history of the Auditorium Building but also the crucial role it played in Chicago's social history. Covering the Auditorium from the early design stage to its opening, its later renovations, its links to culture and politics in Chicago, and its influence on later Adler and Sullivan works (including the Schiller Building and the Chicago Stock Exchange Building), this volume recounts the fascinating tale of a building that helped to define a city and an era.

The Chicago Water Tower

Author : John F. Hogan
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2019-12-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781439668702

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Contaminated drinking water killed thousands of Chicago's original citizens, so the city took the unprecedented step of digging a tunnel two miles long and 30 feet below lake bottom. Since the facilities on shore included an unsightly 138-foot vertical pipe, famed architect William Boyington concealed it with a limestone, castle-like tower that soon became a celebrated landmark. Through the first 150 years of its existence, Chicago's iconic Water Tower has survived the Great Fire-the only public structure in the burn zone to do so-and at least four attempts at demolition. John Hogan pays tribute to the beloved monument that accompanied the evolution of Michigan Avenue from cowpath to Magnificent Mile.