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|Home Insurance Building|
|LaSalle & Adams Streets|
Chicago IL United States
| - office|
| - highrise|
| - chicago school|
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• Architect: William Le Baron Jenney
• Built in 1885 as a 10 storey building, 42.1 meters (138 feet), two floors were added in 1890. It was later demolished in 1931 to permit construction of the LaSalle National Bank Building (aka Field Building).
• Often cited as the first skyscraper because it used steel framing (in combination with load bearing masonry) to produce a more efficient and economical building design.
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