Chicago Architecture: 1885 to Today

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Universally recognized as an architectural center, Chicago contains some of the world’s finest buildings by the most renowned architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and many more left their stamp on the city’s skyline and, as a result, influenced the practice of architecture across the globe. This book, published in association with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, features an in-depth analysis of forty-two seminal works of Chicago ...
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Overview

Universally recognized as an architectural center, Chicago contains some of the world’s finest buildings by the most renowned architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and many more left their stamp on the city’s skyline and, as a result, influenced the practice of architecture across the globe. This book, published in association with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, features an in-depth analysis of forty-two seminal works of Chicago architecture. This accessible and engaging volume is the latest addition to the successful Universe Architecture Series. Both a guide for those visiting the city and a valuable reference for architecture enthusiasts, Chicago Architecture includes residential icons such as Mies van der Rohe’s 860–880 Lake Shore Drive, skyscraper prototypes such as Sullivan’s Schlesinger and Mayer Store (Carson Pirie Scott & Co.), and engineering masterpieces such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Sears Tower.
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“Local architect Edward Keegan takes readers on a snappy sidewalk tour of 42 area buildings put up over the past 123 years. Its chronology shows the progression of buildings stout, squat, tall, slender, stony, steely and sleek.” ~Engineering News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789315335
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Series: Universe Architecture Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 686,341
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The Chicago Architecture Foundation (C.A.F.) was founded by architects and preservationists in 1966 to save H. H. Richardson’s Glessner House, one of Chicago’s oldest residences. To this day, C.A.F. is dedicated to its mission of advancing public interest and education in architecture and related design, which it supports and enables through tours, exhibitions, lectures, and special events atted by over 600,000 people each year. Edward Keegan is an architect and architectural critic. His writing has appeared in Architecture, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, and The Chicago Sun Times.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Lynn J. Osmond Osmond, Lynn J. 12

Introduction 14

Glessner House: Henry Hobson Richardson, 1885-87 18

Auditorium Building: Adler & Sullivan, 1887-89 20

The Rookery: Burnham & Root, 1888 22

Second Leiter Building: William Le Baron Jenney, 1889-91 24

The Monadnock: Burnham & Root, 1891 28

Marquette Building: Holabird & Roche, 1893-95 30

Reliance Building: Burnham & Root, 1891-95 34

Chicago Cultural Center: Shepley Rutan & Coolidge, 1891-97 36

Carson Pirie Scott & Co.: originally Schlesinger & Mayer: Louis H. Sullivan, 1899, 1902-03 42

Macy's State Street: originally Marshall Field & Co.: D. H. Burnham & Co., 1902, 1907 46

Robie House: Frank Lloyd Wright, 1909 50

Wrigley Building: Graham Anderson Probst & White, 1919-24 52

Tribune Tower: Howells & Hood, 1923-25 56

Carl Street Studios: also known as 151 West Burton: Sol Kogen, Edgar Miller, and others, 1927 58

Chicago Board of Trade: Holabird & Root, 1930 60

Merchandise Mart: Graham Anderson Probst & White, 1927-31 62

University Building: Keck & Keck, 1937 64

Myron Bachman House: Bruce Golf, 1948 66

860-880 North Lake Shore Drive: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1949-51 70

Crown Hall: Mies van der Rohe, 1956 74

30 West Monroe: originally Inland Steel Building: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, 1958 80

Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg Associates, 1962-64 82

Richard J. Daley Center: originally Chicago Civic Center: Chicago Civic Center Architects (C. F. Murphy & Associates, with Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Loebl Schlossman & Bennett), 1965 84

John Hancock Center: Skidmore Owings &Merrill, 1965-69 88

McCormick Place: C. F. Murphy & Associates, 1967-71 94

Federal Center: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1959-74 102

Sears Tower: Skidmore Owings & Merrill, 1968-74 106

Metropolitan Correctional Facility: Harry Weese & Associates, 1975 110

Steel & Glass House: Krueck & Olsen, 1981 112

333 Wacker Drive: Kohn Pedersen Fox, 1979-83 120

James R. Thompson Center: originally State of Illinois Building: Murphy/Jahn, 1979-85 128

Harold Washington Library Center: Hammond Beeby Babka, 1991 132

Little Village Academy: Ross Barney+Jankowski, 1996 140

Private Residence: Tadao Ando, 1992-98 144

Republic Windows & Doors: Booth Hansen Associates, 1998 146

Archer Courts: Landon Bone, 2000 154

Soldier Field: Holabird & Root, 1922-26 Wood+Zapata, with Lohan Caprile Goettsch, 2000-03 renovation 162

McCormick Tribune Campus Center: OMA/Rem Koolhaas, 2003 168

Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Frank O. Gehry & Associates, 2004 178

Contemporaine: Perkins+Will, 2004 186

Hyatt Center: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, 2005 194

Gary Comer Youth Center: John Ronan Architect, 2006 204

Index 220

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