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  Chicago school (architecture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chicago architecture is famous throughout the world and one style is referred to as the Chicago School.
In the history of architecture, the Chicago School was a school of architects active in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century.
Some of the distinguishing features of the Chicago School are the use of steel-frame buildings with masonry cladding (usually terra cotta), allowing large window areas and the use of limited amounts of exterior ornament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_school_(architecture)   (396 words)

 Architecture of Chicago, Illinois - Architecture of the USA
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with a population of 2,886,251 (2002).
Chicago was first settled by Europeans when Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, an African American from Haiti, settled on the Chicago River.
In 1795, the area of Chicago was ceded by the Native Americans in the Treaty of Greenville to the United States for a military post.
usa.archiseek.com /illinois/chicago   (239 words)

 Chicago architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chicago architecture has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture.
Beginning in the early 1880s, the Chicago School pioneered steel-frame construction and the use of large amounts of glass.
Since he was based in Chicago and many of his buildings were built there, this new form of architecture became known as the "Chicago School".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chicago_architecture   (702 words)

 Michael's Architecture Page: Chicago
Chicago is an important city in the history of architecture for many reasons.
He came to Chicago in 1938 and became the head of architecture at the Armour Institute, later renamed the Illinois Institute of Technology.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a non-profit organization that advances pubic interest and appreciation of architecture.
www.michael.leland.name /chicago   (720 words)

 GoChicago.com - The Official Chicago & Illinois Tourist Office Website
After the fire, Chicago was a blank slate and the city reinvented itself as the great modern metropolis it is today.
Sears Tower - Constructed in 1974 by the Chicago firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the Sears Tower is a triumph of ingenuity and innovation.
Chicago Architecture Foundation/ArchiCenter - The CAF is the foremost expert on Chicago architecture, offering more than 70 different tours—on foot, by bus, or on a boat cruise down the Chicago River.
www.gochicago.com /architecture   (686 words)

 Wendella's Chicago River Architecture Tour
Chicago's architectural heritage is considered to be among the finest in the world, and the Chicago River provides the ultimate setting to view these magnificent structures.
Traveling through the heart of the city, the docents will provide an in-depth perspective on why Chicago's architectural heritage is known and studied around the world.
Whether you're a serious student of architecture, a visitors to Chicago or a Chicagoan wanting to have a better understanding of the city, the Chicago River Architecture tour appeals to all levels of interest.
www.wendellaboats.com /chicago.htm   (282 words)

 Welcome to Landmark CHICAGO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Their pragmatic approach to the earliest forms of commercial and industrial architecture, not only resulted in the invention and perfection of the first skyscrapers, but also compromise an outstanding collection of buildings that, in retrospect, offered the world something truly distinctive in terms of a design and a style of architecture that is intrinsically American.
The vision of Burnham, particularly his 1909 Plan for Chicago and the resulting parks and bridges, remain a milestone and a standard for future civic design and public architecture that Chicago has continued to achieve now as we approach the 21st-century.
This page, which has been prepared by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design is part testament to the rich cultural heritage of Chicago and part celebration of the city’s one-of-a-kind contribution to the architecture of this century.
www.chi-athenaeum.org /land/land2.htm   (538 words)

 ArchitectureChicago PLUS
The Chicago Journal article also includes a good overview of the battle that may be shaping up as to whether the project is appropriate for its historic Prairie Avenue district.
Considering that the air of late 19th century Chicago was dripping with smoke and coal dust, it's likely that the Nickerson's sandstone exterior carried that rich patina or urban dirt for all but a small fragment of its history.
Architecture for Humanity Chicago has announced the finalists for its newStand competition, intended, according to the competition brief, to address "the daily interaction between reader and news vendor" as part of the dynamic of a healthy urban streetscape.
arcchicago.blogspot.com   (7028 words)

 Amazon.com: Masterpieces of Chicago Architecture: Books: John Zukowsky,Martha Thorne,Stanley Tigerman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Chicago is universally recognized as the cradle of modern architecture.
Chicago is a living architecture museum always in flux; new buildings are added to the skyline, old ones re-imagined and re-used, whole neighborhoods rising from decades of urban decay.
Chicago is the leading force in American building trends and to understand where Chicago is going is to understand something about the future.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0847825965?v=glance   (956 words)

 CPL: Architecture, Art, and Music
Visit the virtual version of the Chicago Architecture Foundation, which includes tours, exhibitions, lectures, and special events, all designed to enhance the public's awareness and appreciation of Chicago's outstanding architectural legacy.
The Chicago Imagebase Project was started in 1995 at the Art History Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago and concentrates on images more specifically related to the Chicago area.
The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies and contain more than 363,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
www.chipublib.org /008subject/001artmusic/architec.html   (857 words)

 Chicago 101
Chicago doesn't even fit its own state; it's misplaced in the endless flatness of Illinois.
At its best, architecture is much more than shelter, a way to keep out the wind and the rain, or real estate, a way to extract profit from a chunk of land.
Nathan Bierma is an editorial assistant at BooksandCulture magazine and a contributing writer to the Chicago Tribune.
chicago.freeservers.com   (381 words)

 Old Chicago in Vintage Postcards - History and Architecture of Chicago"
From its humble beginning and growth of a city to the devastation of the fire of 1871, and it's rise from the ashes, Chicago always has been a city of contrasts.
They were in the forefront of the movement toward functional commercial architecture, introducing the use of steel and concrete...
Many of the architectural cards are the artist's rendering of how the buildings were proposed to look upon completion.
patsabin.com /illinois   (1078 words)

 Amazon.com: Lost Chicago: Books: David Garrard Lowe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
These dazzling, poignant pages recreate the magical built environment that thrilled generations of Chicago residents and visitors alike before falling victim to the wrecking ball of "progress." Here are the grand residences and hotels, opulent theaters, legendary trains, and state-of-the-art office buildings and department stores-including the world's first skyscraper.
This is a community who architectural heritage was all to often squandered during the last five decades of its growth and evolution.
Today Chicago is widely regarded as an architectural jewel (and it is, I live there!) but after reading this book you won't be able to stop imagining how much more amazing the city might be if the Urban Renewal movement of the 1960s and early 1970s had never happened.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0823028712?v=glance   (1151 words)

 Chicago Tribune news : Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As Chicago's first post 9/11 skyscraper, the Hyatt Center seeks a mix of security and openness.
The future of this Chicago icon is in question as the corporate giant looks at options for office space.
So this is a limited preview, not a full-scale review, of a building that, despite its lack of completion, has at least one dazzling thing to see: a striking work of computerized art that unfurls across its facade like a giant blue-and-white bar code.
www.chicagotribune.com /news/specials/architecture   (217 words)

 Repeat - Writings on Architecture in Chicago and the World
A little-known 1887 Chicago church by Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root is rescued and rediscovered in all its original warm beauty.
John Hill, the Chicago architect behind the popular Archidose blog, has launched a noble experiment, The Archi-Tourist, that aims to provide travelers with a guide to architecture that goes beyond the usual iconic stararchitect buildings.
The Art Institute of Chicago has just completed an exhaustive survey on how its Department of Architecture, whose current 150,000 individual artifacts are almost entirely traditional drawings, will have to evolve in a time where the primary architectural document is a digital file.
www.lynnbecker.com /repeat   (2990 words)

 architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
However, she missed out on two of Chicago's newest skyscrapers: 111 S. Wacker with its "grandly scaled, highly transparent lobby whose ceiling is formed by the curving underside of a parking ramp" (quote from Blair Kamin) and Hyatt Center.
Joyce Goldenstern is a former docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation (1998-2005).
She is sometimes available to give tours (free of charge) to small college classes -- especially those interested in the intersection of geography and architecture (river tours); those interested in commercial architecture and the development of the skyscraper (downtown tours and Streeterville), and those interested in Victorian housing styles (Wicker Park).
homepages.luc.edu /~jgolden/architecture.html   (2350 words)

 Chicago Women in Architecture
Chicago Women in Architecture is a not-for-profit organization that exists as a forum for women in architecture and related professions.
The organization was founded 30 years ago by Chicago women architects to discuss topics of professional interest as well as areas of common concern.
The primary goal of CWA is to advance the status of women in the profession by:
www.cwarch.org   (98 words)

 National Register Travel Itinerary--Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Few American cities are as famous for their architecture as Chicago.
Yet these places offer more than a tour through a century of architectural developments: they also record the history of a city as energetic and varied as its buildings.
Visitors may be interested in Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in the vicinity of this itinerary.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/chicago   (184 words)

 Architecture of Chicago, Illinois - Great Buildings Online
Glessner House, by Henry Hobson Richardson, at Chicago, Illinois, 1885 to 1887.
Murphy Associates, at Chicago, Illinois, 1968 to 1971.
Robie Residence, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Chicago, Illinois, 1909.
www.greatbuildings.com /places/chicago.html   (261 words)

 Architecture in Chicago, Illinois
The auditorium can be seen via Chicago Architecture Foundation tours.
Visiting Tips: It is possible to walk the grounds, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation runs tours if you are scared of doing it alone...
The auditorium is harder to get in to see, but the Chicago Architecture Foundation runs tours through it.
mintaka.sdsu.edu /faculty/erics/web/arcchicago.html   (1168 words)

 Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Only the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago's First Lady, and Chicago's Little Lady can showcase Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort.
Tickets may also be purchased at the Chicago ArchiCenter located at 224 S. Michigan Avenue, and at the Chicago Water Works Visitor Center at Pearson St. and Michigan Ave.
Effective July 1, 2004 all passengers boarding vessels for the CAF architecture river cruise (and their carry-on items) are subject to inspection pursuant to U.S. Coast Guard/Department of Homeland Security regulations.
www.cruisechicago.com /cflady/arcsell.html   (401 words)

 Repeat - Chicago Architectural Events Calendar for May 2006
This calendar of Chicago architectural events is jointly sponsored by Repeat and the Chicago Architectural Club.
Joining him will be Donna Robertson, Dean of the School of Architecture at IIT, whose campus plays a major role in the redevelopment of the south side of Chicago and respected writer and critic of architecture and urban policy, Lee Bey (Skidmore Owings and Merrill, LLP).
While the architectural photographs are horizontally-formatted in fl and white, Opie’s views of the lakefront are large-format color images so as to better reveal its changing light qualities and moods.
www.lynnbecker.com /repeat/calendar/current/current.htm   (2782 words)

 SoA@UIC/ The School of Architecture at University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago's rich architectural heritage provides a backdrop of historical importance and contemporary innovation to the School of Architecture's programs.
In addition to being among renowned architectural works, students at the School of Architecture maintain ongoing contact with current professional practice as many of the School's alumni, and permanent and adjunct faculty practice in Chicago firms.
In Chicago, students also have access to architectural lectures, exhibitions, and symposiums at UIC, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Graham Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among others:
www.arch.uic.edu /chicago.php   (188 words)

 Art Excursions: Museums and architecture in Chicago
Whether your visit in Chicago lasts 2 hours or 2 months, "the Windy City" offers visitors art and architectural treasures that are famous worldwide.
Briefly stated, Art Excursions provides a complete service to individuals and groups who are interested in educational experiences of Chicago's famous art and architecture - all within a positive, enthusiastic environment that makes the experience enjoyable and worry-free.
Lifelong residents of Chicago, Jeff and Michelle have been leading tours in the city for more than ten years.
www.artexcursions.com /chicagotours.htm   (674 words)

 Chicago on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Chicago is awesome I went around my birthday in 2006.
Chicago is just a very cool experience that anyone would love.
I'm going to Chicago for four nights by myself in March, and I was wondering what are the most important things to see and do, and what is there I should do that most tourists won't know about?
www.43places.com /places/view/106688   (842 words)

 Waldheim, Charles: Chicago Architecture
When you think of modern architecture, you think of Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper, the cradle of twentieth-century American design, and the home of enduring works by such iconic figures as Louis Sullivan, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
In Chicago Architecture, Charles Waldheim and Katerina R[1]uedi Ray revise and offer alternatives to the archetypal story of modern architecture in Chicago.
They and an esteemed group of contributors assert that the mythic status of Chicago architecture has distorted our understanding of the historical circumstances in which it was realized.
www.press.uchicago.edu /cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/16441.ctl   (293 words)

 Michael's Architecture Page
Because my interest in architecture has grown over time, some of my early photos are not as good as my more recent ones.
As close as I can tell, my love of architecture started in January 1990 when I visited Chicago for the first time.
My interest in architecture is primarily in commercial buildings, particularly skyscrapers.
www.michael.leland.name   (473 words)

 Welcome to AIA Chicago
You are invited to participate in the annual Design Excellence Awards program of AIA Chicago.
The Design Excellence Awards recognize the best contemporary architecture in the Chicago area or by Chicago architects.
Genesis: AIA Chicago is a two phase Ideas Competition to design new offices for AIA Chicago.
www.aiachicago.org   (401 words)

 The Chicago Athenaeum
GOOD DESIGN® is a registered trademark of The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
All information and images on this website may not be used without the permission of The Chicago Athenaeum.
www.chi-athenaeum.org   (79 words)

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