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21 September 2009

1956 – 900-910 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe A further development of his work at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive (immediately next door), 900-910 was built as two blocks of different sizes with a low pavilion building...

21 September 2009

1951 – 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Deceptively simple in appearance, these twin apartment towers set the standard by which all subsequent glass-and-steel highrises are judged. Few, if any, have come even close to these...

21 September 2009

1929 – Palmolive Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Holabird & Root Built for one of the world’s leading soap manufacturers, this office building (“a monument to cleanliness”) was the first commercial skyscraper built far from the Loop – at the...

21 September 2009

1929 – Hotel Intercontinental, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Walter W. Ahlschlager Was originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, a luxury men’s club for members of the Shrine organization. Unfortunately, in 1934 the club had been a victim...

18 September 2009

1927 – 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Giaver Dinkelberg Thielbar and Fugard Formerly known as Jewellers Building, Pure Oil Building and the North American Life Building, it was created for the city’s diamond merchants and had an unusual security...

18 September 2009

1924 – Lake Shore Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Jarvis Hunt

18 September 2009

1925 – Chicago Tribune Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Howells & Hood The Tribune Company’s 1922 competition to design the “world’s most beautiful office building” as its headquarters captured the interest of an international audience of architects, business leaders, and the...

18 September 2009

1924 – Wrigley Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst and White William Wrigley, Jr., the successful chewing gum manufacturer, in search of an impressive main office for his company, picked the present location of the Wrigley Building in...

18 September 2009

1911 – People’s Gas Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company 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....

18 September 2009

1904 – Santa Fe Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Designed in the “Chicago school”, the Santa Fe Building is now the headquarters of the Chicago Architecture Foundation. In the 1980s the lightwell through the centre of the...