By American Institute of Architects Chicago

An unprecedented architectural powerhouse, Chicago bargains viewers and natives alike a landscape of types and varieties. The 3rd variation of the AIA advisor to Chicago brings readers brand new on ten years of dynamic adjustments with new entries on smaller tasks in addition to showcases just like the Aqua development, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park.
400 photographs and thirty-four specifically commissioned maps make it effortless to discover all of the one thousand-plus featured structures, whereas a entire index organizes constructions via identify and architect. This version additionally good points an advent delivering an essential evaluation of Chicago's architectural background.

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After World War II, although vast neighborhood-clearance lands lay vacant, the Chicago Housing Authority began a policy of erecting high-rise buildings 14 th e sh a pin g o f c h i c ago In order to view this proof accurately, the Overprint Preview Option must be checked in Acrobat Professional or Adobe Reader. Please contact your Customer Service Representative if you have questions about finding the option. Job Name: -- /359560t Chicago Housing Authority—Stateway Gardens under construction (demolished) on compact sites, claiming as its motives the high costs of land and federal pressure to save money on construction.

Job Name: -- /359560t THe LOOP The Loop is quintessential Chicago! Here the City of Big Shoulders flaunts its continuing vitality with an unequaled display of dazzling towers and crowded streets. Jammed with a medley of cars, trucks, buses, and darting pedestrians, the Loop is an urban canvas framed by its famous El. It is home to banks, national and international corporate headquarters, stock and commodities trading centers, and a myriad of shops, restaurants, and other support services. The small tongue of land on which the Loop is situated, bounded by Lake Michigan on the east and the Chicago River on the north and west, determined not only the shape but also the nature of Chicago’s downtown by demanding the utmost in concentration.

Three of the four facades are different, and the irregular plan slants and curves to maximize views. 19 300 E. Randolph St. 1997, lohan assocs. , architect James Goettsch designed the thirtytwo-story building to accommodate an unprecedented vertical expansion of twenty-four floors so that the client could grow without relocating. An interior atrium breaks up the large rectangular floor plates and facilitated the addition of elevator banks. The atrium also brings in north light and has open stairs and conference rooms.

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