Learning from the Chicago Tribune Tower competition 1922-“conscious Inspiration”

Chicago is one of the first cities where skyscrapers were built   (the first were built at the late 19th century).

In this post I will show skyscrapers built in Chicago after the Chicago Tribune competition  in 1922.

Here are four towers designed and built in the 20th of the last century, in Chicago, after the Competition.

Are their  source of inspiration, is the tower planned by Eliel Saarinen for the Chicago Tribune competition?

Did architects in Chicago, planned skyscrapers implementing the principles of the “Conscious inspiration”?

Eliel Saarinen’s architect entry,ChicagoTribuneTowercompetition 1922

Share us, what is your opinion?

 Holabird & Roche/Holabird & Root Architects

333 North Michigan Avenue,  Chicago

 Construction 1927-1928

eliinbar Sketches 2011  the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922

Holabird & Root Architects

Chicago Board of Trade, 141 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago,  construction: 1929 1930

eliinbar Sketches 2011  the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922

Holabird & Root; and Rebori, Wentworth, Dewey, and McCormick Architects

La Salle-Wacker Building,  221 North La Salle Street

Chicago,  Construction 1929 -1930

eliinbar Sketches 2011  the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922

Vitzhum and Kill architects

Randolph Tower ,188 West Randolph Street

Chicago, Construction 1929

eliinbar Sketches 2011 the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922

More information about the Chicago Tribune Tower competition:

You are invited to visit my recent posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/11

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/06

https://archidialog.com/2011/06/05

 https://archidialog.com/2011/05/31

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2 Responses to “Learning from the Chicago Tribune Tower competition 1922-“conscious Inspiration””

  1. I really do not know what are you referring to as ‘conscious inspiration’ in these sketches, and i might have misunderstood what you meant, but, you do realize that those buildings have those particular shapes because of nyc urban norms, right?

    • eliinbar Says:

      Djnti thanks for your comment..
      I think the same as you…. “Conscious Inspiration” is getting inspired in a conscious way.
      Here it how it works:
      First step: Learning from an Inspiration source
      Second Step: Applying your own insight in the project by using the “conscious Inspiration tools”.
      Third step: Adding your own invention and your talent and designing an original building.
      Eli Inbar

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