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Chicago 1890: The Skyscraper and the Modern City

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Chicago’s first skyscrapers are famous for projecting the city’s modernity around the world. But what did they mean at home, to the Chicagoans who designed and built them, worked inside their walls, and gazed up at their façades? Answering this multifaceted question, Chicago 1890 reveals that early skyscrapers offered hotly debated solutions to the city’s toughest problems ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by University Of Chicago Press (first published May 30th 2009)
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