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“Father of the Skyscraper” Chicago Tour

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:59 AM
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by Eric last modified Aug 05, 2011

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is offering a walking tour this August and September 2011 on the architecture of William Le Baron Jenney. More after the jump... From CAF's website: "William Le Baron Jenney not only created the first metal frame skyscraper but also influenced a generation of 19th-century architects: Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, William Mundie, William Holabird and Martin Roche--all worked for Jenney in the 1870s and 1880s. View buildings Jenney himself designed and view...




 

 

Picture 3 The Chicago Architecture Foundation is offering a walking tour this August and September 2011 on the architecture of William Le Baron Jenney. More after the jump...

From CAF's website:

"William Le Baron Jenney not only created the first metal frame skyscraper but also influenced a generation of 19th-century architects: Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, William Mundie, William Holabird and Martin Roche--all worked for Jenney in the 1870s and 1880s. View buildings Jenney himself designed and view the early famous skyscrapers designed by his former employees with an eye to the skeletal structure first used by Jenney. We will stop at the site of Jenney’s Home Insurance Building, identified by many as the first steel-framed skyscraper, and view buildings designed by Jenney not seen on other CAF tours."

Sounds like an exciting tour for anyone interested in the origins of America's urban architecture. Get tickets for these exciting events here.

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