Friday, June 14, 2013

Chicago, The Windy City...... Architecture

I finally made it to Chicago.  I have wanted to visit it for a while and see the architecture it is famous for.  Many famous architects came to the city after the Chicago Fire and took advantage of the opportunity to design and construct some of the most renowned buildings in the world. The legacy of their work has influenced architecture throughout the world..  One famous architect we all know is of course Frank Lloyd Wright who has conceived many many buildings throughout his career, with a number of them in Chicago.

Chicago is the location of the nation's first skyscraper, the 10 story, steel framed Home Insurance Building, built in 1884 and demolished in 1931.  Below are some of the different architectural styles found throughout the city.




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