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1911 – People’s Gas Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company

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The design is indicative of its time. It employs the standard three-piece skyscraper formation, plus lots of classical embellishments like ornamental lions along the balustrade at the top. Its hundreds of windows reflect the nature of its design — to serve a huge and growing company with thousands of workers.