Chicago, Illinois is known for its architecture and has long been connected with some of architecture's most important names—Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and Holabird & Root. The "Chicago School" is a name used to describe the development of skyscraper architecture in the late Protected content . The Chicago Fire of Protected content the industrial revolution established the need for new fire-safe construction materials. A group of architects in Chicago determined that a new architecture deserved its own style, a "look" based on the function of the new tall building and not on the architecture of the past. This Chicago commercial style became the basis for modern skyscraper design.
Chicago has long been a laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation. Join us to discover the stories behind some of the city’s most significant skyscrapers, museums, theaters, bridges, homes, schools, houses of worship and parks.
Our guest speaker, Rananjai Singh, originally from Jaipur, India is an architect and urban planner living in Chicago. He will share the magic of Chicago's architecture with us.
See you all soon,
Photo credit: Rananjai Singh
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