Posts tagged skyscraper

Fire on the 52nd floor of the Hancock Tower, 1971, Chicago.

Fire on the 52nd floor of the Hancock Tower, 1971, Chicago.

Aerial looking south west past the Tribune and Wrigley buildings, 1939, Chicago.

Aerial looking south west past the Tribune and Wrigley buildings, 1939, Chicago.

Aerial view looking south from Michigan Ave at the river, 1925, Chicago.

Aerial view looking south from Michigan Ave at the river, 1925, Chicago.

Developers in Changsha, China recently broke ground on construction of Sky City, which when complete will be the world’s tallest building.
For comparision, this is what the finished structure would look like if it had been built on Streeterville.
via North News and Pictures

Developers in Changsha, China recently broke ground on construction of Sky City, which when complete will be the world’s tallest building.

For comparision, this is what the finished structure would look like if it had been built on Streeterville.

via North News and Pictures

Construction of the National Bank Building (now Chase Tower), 1968, Chicago

Construction of the National Bank Building (now Chase Tower), 1968, Chicago

The Reliance Building, State and Washington, basement and first floors completed in 1890 with an additional fourteen added in 1895, Chicago.

It is now home to the Hotel Burnham.

Antenna repair atop the Hancock, 1990, Chicago.

Antenna repair atop the Hancock, 1990, Chicago.

Female worker (probably a model for a photo op) atop the Wrigley Building, under construction, 1920, Chicago.

Female worker (probably a model for a photo op) atop the Wrigley Building, under construction, 1920, Chicago.

Fire on the 95th and 96th floors of the Hancock Tower, 1972, Chicago.
No injuries were reported.
Sun-Times Archives

Fire on the 95th and 96th floors of the Hancock Tower, 1972, Chicago.

No injuries were reported.

Sun-Times Archives

The Monadnock Building (architect, JW Root), at 53 W Jackson St, c. 1884, Chicago.  When completed in 1891, it was the world’s largest office building. Until the year 2000, it was the largest load-masonry building ever constructed.

The Monadnock Building (architect, JW Root), at 53 W Jackson St, c. 1884, Chicago.  When completed in 1891, it was the world’s largest office building. Until the year 2000, it was the largest load-masonry building ever constructed.