By American Institute of Architects Chicago
An remarkable architectural powerhouse, Chicago deals viewers and natives alike a landscape of types and types. The 3rd version of the AIA advisor to Chicago brings readers modern on ten years of dynamic alterations with new entries on smaller initiatives in addition to showcases just like the Aqua construction, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park.
400 photographs and thirty-four especially commissioned maps make it effortless to discover all of the one thousand-plus featured structures, whereas a complete index organizes constructions via identify and architect. This version additionally positive factors an advent supplying an essential evaluate of Chicago's architectural historical past.
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In 1859, laid the groundwork for a network of transit lines to serve a commuter population. Reconstruction in the wake of the fire reinforced these tendencies. Downtown’s gridded streets were re-created as the most efficient pattern for the rapid development of business and commerce. Chicago’s “new” downtown would provide little space for parks, churches, or recreational facilities and no space at all for residences. The 1880s saw the introduction of cable car lines circling part of the downtown area, the origin of the Loop’s name.
Property owners objected to streetwidening plans that destroyed their front yards or buildings. Railroads resisted consolidation. And mail-order baron A. Montgomery Ward opposed the idea of clustering public buildings in the downtown lakefront park. Ward’s lawyers invoked an obscure clause in the original federal land grant that gave Michigan Ave. property owners, of which he was one, veto power over any construction there. Ward did not challenge the building of the Art Institute, but he pursued lawsuits to the Illinois Supreme Court to prevent the construction in the park of the John Crerar Library and the Field Columbian Museum.
Plant site, provided a new form of transportation hub particularly suited for manufacturers of high-value, low-bulk goods such as electronics. 6 million in 1950 as developers were filling in the open tracts on the Northwest and Southwest sides. But land in the suburbs was cheaper, and by the early 1960s, virtually all new single-family construction was taking place beyond the city limits. In some suburbs, failed developments from the 1920s were completed near commuter lines; in others, the dominance of the automobile was recognized and developments were oriented toward highways.
AIA Guide to Chicago (3rd Edition) by American Institute of Architects Chicago