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The Chicago School Of Architecture
Methods And Materials : Research
 
 
HISTORY   FIREPROOFING   FOUNDATION   FRAME   ELEVATOR
 
 
A Brief History of the Chicago School

In 1871, the great fire occurred in Chicago. Before the fire, buildings were made from wood and timber; which consequently led to the fire that led Chicago in ruins. A lesson a taught and soon, the Chicago school of Architecture was established. This architectural movement brought up ideas for improvement in buildings, and architects and engineers worked together for the first time to rebuild the city. This change led to the skyscraper generation. This movement influenced modern architecture.
 

 
Fireproofing
 Foundation
CONTINUOUS FOUNDATION
ISOLATED FOUNDATION
Skeleton Structure / Frame
Elevator Building