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Steel and Wind: The Braced Frame, 1890–1897

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1890 to 1897, many of which featured wind-braced frames that used steel to reduce spatially inefficient masonry walls and piers. Before the late ... More


Glass and Light: “Veneers” and Curtain Walls, 1889–1904

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1889 to 1904, many of which used skins of lightweight terra-cotta and glass that exploited new wind-bracing techniques and depressed glass prices to ... More


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