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The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 17, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Eujin Rhee last modified Mar 16, 2013

The Architecture Buff's Guide to Chicago After the Great Fire of 1871 leveled Chicago, the "Windy City" took the opportunity to reinvent itself, setting off a campaign of reconstruction that saw the city welcome some of the biggest names in architecture to the Midwest. Over the decades that followed, Chicago became a proving ground for innovative new designs and techniques. Today, downtown Chicago is one of the world’s great open-air museums, showcasing masterworks by luminaries like Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. In a city famous for its architecture, here are some of its best buildings. This story originally appeared on Matador Network , a Dwell partner site. Adam Roy is a travel writer for Matador Network. Read all his posts here .






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