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Chicago skyscrapers, 1871-1934
Table of Contents
October 1871 -- "Built mostly of itself": Chicago and clay, 1874-1891 -- Iron and light: the "great architectural problem" and the skeleton frame, 1879-1892 -- Steel and wind: the braced frame, 1890-1897 -- Glass and light: "veneers" and curtain walls, 1889-1904 -- Steel, clay, and glass: the expressed frame, 1897-1910 -- Steel, light, and style: the concealed frame, 1905-1918 -- Power and height: the electric skyscraper, 1920-1934 -- Chicago, 1934.