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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Chicago, Illinois, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1895-1896 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBurnham, Daniel Hudsonen_US
dc.date1895-1896en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:22:08Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:22:08Z
dc.date.issued1895-1896en_US
dc.identifier211152en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 16en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118642
dc.descriptionClose view of the upper southwest corner; "Cladding this early skyscraper with Gothic-inspired, terra-cotta tracery was not a casual stylistic choice. Its designers looked for inspiration to the early Gothic cathedrals of Europe, which shared common characteristics of tallness and often having more glass than masonry. Eagles and mythical beasts decorate the upper stories, and aquatic creatures and seashells--a visual pun on the name of the building's original owner, Lucius G. Fisher--are found at the base. A later addition to the north is largely a repetition of the original design, except for the absence of bay windows." Source: Chicago Landmarks [website]; http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Landmarks/ (accessed 12/1/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glass; terra cottaen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectChicago Schoolen_US
dc.titleFisher Buildingen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BC-FA-A3en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeoffice buildingen_US
vra.worktypeskyscraperen_US
dc.contributor.displayDaniel Hudson Burnham (American architect, 1846-1912)en_US


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