William LeBaron Jenney

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This Was The World’s First Skyscraper

Following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a surge in new construction revitalized the city’s economy and transformed its skyline. Instead of wood, the new buildings were made largely of stone, iron, and a relatively new material, steel. The Home Insurance Building, located at the corner of Adams and LaSalle Streets in the Loop, Chicago’s

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