The Sears Tower: The History of Chicago's Most Iconic Landmark

The Sears Tower: The History of Chicago's Most

*Includes pictures*Includes accounts of the building's construction and history written by those who worked on it*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Chicago is a city of skyscrapers. New York is not. New York is a city that's a huge rock that has been carved out to make streets. [Gordon] Bunshaft was always jealous when he came to Chicago because he could stand and see the buildings. In New York, you can't do that. You have to be miles away to see the buildings.” – Bruce Graham, architectWalking around Chicago today, it’s easy to forget about its past as a rural frontier, and that’s due in no small part to the way Chicago responded to the Great Fire of 1871. Immediately after the fire, Chicago encouraged inhabitants and architects to build over the ruins, spurring creative architecture with elaborate designs, and architects descended upon the city for the opportunity to rebuild the area. Over the next few decades, Chicago had been rebuilt with the country’s most modern architecture and monuments, and the Windy City’s skyscrapers reached over 20 stories by the early 20th century, but it wouldn’t take long for the city to turn its early skyscrapers into things of the past. Burnham’s 22 story high Masonic Temple Building, once ...


Chicago: Skyscraper (Photo Book)

Chicago: Skyscraper (Photo

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the United States. It is the birthplace of the skyscraper and perhaps the most influential architectural city of the 20th century. Chicago saw the creation of the first standardized futures contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade; today its successor has evolved into the largest and most diverse derivatives market in the world, generating 20% of all volume in commodities and financial futures. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed several square miles and left more than 100,000 homeless, the city made a concerted effort to rebuild. The construction boom accelerated population growth throughout the following decades, and by 1900 Chicago was one of the five largest cities in the world. During this period, Chicago made no...

  • ASIN: 1983234001

LEGO Architecture John Hancock Center (21001)

LEGO Architecture John Hancock Center

Replica of real-world architectural landmark John Hancock Center;Booklet included with details on design and history;Measures 7.5 (192 mm) tall and 3.1 (80 mm) wide;The perfect display for any architect or fan of spectacular city skylines

  • Brand: LEGO
  • UPC: 673419113281

LEGO Architecture Willis Tower (21000)

LEGO Architecture Willis Tower

Build and display the Sears Tower! Introducing the LEGO Architecture Landmark series of real-world construction models! Recreate this striking black-and-white replica of the famous Sears Tower in Chicago, U.S.A. Developed and designed by architect Adam Reed Tucker, the set includes a booklet full of details about the building s design and history plus facts about the tower. A creative and eye-catching accent for any desk, shelf or mantelpiece! Perfect for any world tourist or architecture fan! The perfect display for any architect or fan of spectacular city skylines!

  • Brand: LEGO
  • ASIN: B002IY3616
  • UPC: 689752918988

Chicago Pewter-look Statue Collectors Gift Set of 2 - Willis (Sears) Tower and Hancock Building

Chicago Pewter-look Statue Collectors Gift Set of 2

A set of pewter-look statues of the two most iconic buildings in Chicago: Willis Tower (fka Sears Tower) and The John Hancock building. Each is approximately 6 1/2 in. tall and both say "CHICAGO" at the base.

  • Color: Grey
  • Brand: Great Chicago Gifts
  • ASIN: B0759TPLHN
  • UPC: 783198116004

Set of 3 Chicago Pewter-look Tower Statues - Willis (Sears) Tower, Hancock & Water Tower

Set of 3 Chicago Pewter-look Tower Statues -

A set of pewter-look statues of three of the most iconic buildings in Chicago: Willis Tower (fka Sears Tower), The John Hancock building, and the historic Water Tower. Each is approximately 6 1/2 to 7 in. tall. The Hancock and Willis statues say "CHICAGO" at the base. Water Tower says "Chicago Water Tower" at base.

  • Brand: Great Chicago Gifts
  • UPC: 689195670993

My Chicago Puzzle: City Skyline

My Chicago Puzzle: City

Kids will claim their love for America's greatest cities with their first city puzzles. Depicting familiar scenes and landmarks in bold, bright colors, these puzzles are manufactured on high-quality paper using nontoxic soy-based ink and packed in a sturdy box, for easy storage. Perfect on the road or at home, these puzzles are lots of fun for young locals of or visitors to America's greatest cities!

  • Brand: duopress
  • ASIN: 193809333X

LEGO Architecture Chicago 21033 Skyline Building Blocks Set (444 pieces)

LEGO Architecture Chicago 21033 Skyline Building Blocks Set

Recreate Chicago’s blend of historical and modern architecture with this realistic LEGO. brick model. The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers models suitable for display in the home and office, and has been developed for all with an interest in travel, architectural culture, history and design. Each set is scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size of each structure, with true-to-life color depiction. This detailed building blocks set features the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Cloud Gate, DuSable Bridge, Wrigley Building and the Big Red, and is finished with a decorative “Chicago” nameplate for the perfect gift idea.

  • Brand: LEGO
  • UPC: 673419264402

Romantic Blooms (Magic Blox)

Romantic Blooms (Magic

Az Jackson's electrifying landscape photography is now available in limited edition 1" thick Magic Blox hand polished acrylic crystal. Each piece is signed by the artist and numbered. Find endless decorating options with 4x6" Magic Blox. A professional hanging wire is installed and each piece is inspected and carefully packaged before being shipped to you, ready to hang!

  • Color: Pink
  • ASIN: B01B9Q0JA4

CANVAS ON DEMAND Black and White Minimalist Chicago Skyline Wall Peel Art Print, 20"x30"

CANVAS ON DEMAND Black and White Minimalist Chicago

Wall peel art print entitled, "Black and White Minimalist Chicago Skyline." Skyscrapers in Chicago are created in a minimalistic design in black and white.Our peel and stick art prints adhere to any non-porous flat surface and will remove easily without leaving behind residue or removing paint from a primed wall. The adhesive used is reusable and repositionable, so you can move the product if needed. For freshly painted walls, please wait at least one month to allow sufficient time for the paint to cure. Alternative applications for this product include applying to windows and doors, but it is not intended for rough or textured surfaces.OBA (optical brightening agent) free.Main colors of this image include dark gray, light gray.Orientation of product is vertical.

  • Color: Multicolor
  • ASIN: B074L3PD5N
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