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Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Thomas Leslie


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 o ... More

Keywords: Chicago Tribune Tower, skyscrapers, architectural progress, urban landscape, architecture, skyline, Chicago Stock Exchange

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037542
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Leslie, author
Iowa State University