Σάββατο, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2010

A Doric column for the Chicago sky


In 1922 the American newspaper "The Chicago Tribune" announced an open architectural competition for a 400-foot (app. 145 metres) skyscraper to celebrate its 75 years. 263 architects from 32 countries participated, among them the Austrian architect Adolf Loos. His proposal, which was never realised, was about a skyscraper built of polished black granite in the form of a doric column.
One may read more on this proposal HERE.

Loos' design arrived too late for reviewing by the jury and the competition was eventually won by J.M.Howells and R.Hood with a neogothic design which was considered more appropriate.
See and read all about the Chicago Tribune tower HERE.
More on the competition HERE.

In 1992 an attempt was made to create a three-dimensional reconstruction of what Loos' building would have looked like.
One may see it HERE.

2 σχόλια:

Ein Steppenwolf είπε...

Inspired by Étienne-Louis Boullée's neoclassical fascist style?

Vassiliki Pliatsika είπε...

I don't think so. I don't know anything of Boulee's to be that similar.