Home Insurance Building Architecture

Chicago School of Architecture and the Birth of

Home Insurance Building Architecture

Posted by Brune Amite on Monday, 27 January, 2020 23:56:24

The Home Insurance Building was built with a steel frame in 1885 after the Great Chicago Fire destroyed parts of the mostly wooden city in 1871. Photograph: Underwood & Underwood/Corbis. It won't surprise anybody to learn that the very first skyscraper went up in the United States, but it will surprise some to learn that it went up in Chicago.

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Apr 02, 2015 · The Home Insurance Building was built with a steel frame in 1885 after the Great Chicago Fire destroyed parts of the mostly wooden city in 1871. Photograph: Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there's no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a convenient compendium of common styles.

Western architecture: Construction in iron and glass … in 1884-85, when an engineer, William Le Baron Jenney, developed in the Home Insurance Company Building a metal skeleton of cast-iron columns—sheathed in masonry—and wrought-iron beams, carrying the masonry walls and windows at each floor level.

In Western architecture: Construction in iron and glass …Baron Jenney, developed in the Home Insurance Company Building a metal skeleton of cast-iron columns—sheathed in masonry—and wrought-iron beams, carrying the masonry walls and windows at each floor level. While technically innovative, the building retained masonry sidewalls, making its elevations disunified and inept.