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Chicago


Illinois

Home Insurance Building

William Le Baron Jenney designed the world's first "skyscraper" in Chicago in 1885: the Home Insurance Building, which was located at the northeast corner of LaSalle and Adams Streets.
Jenney's technology, in which a thin outside skin was applied to an iron-and-steel frame, made possible the structures that make Chicago home to three of the world's ten tallest buildings.

Building was demolished in 1931.



 
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