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Ning site american compared

  1. 1. Ning Site Posting: America Compared By, Victoria Herrera History 141 Online
  2. 2. America Compared, Section IV: “Immigrants and Cities” Rybczynski, “The City in the Land of the Dollar” <ul><li>The Chicago Fair inspired the “City Beautiful” movement, a push to make over Chicago in the image of great European capitals </li></ul><ul><li>North American cities are without many of the conventional trappings of urbanity </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago is where the skyscraper was invented, where the idea of the American commercial downtown took root </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago was formed by the great commercial and industrial expansion of the late 19 th century </li></ul><ul><li>The elevator was one of the most influential technologies (buildings could be as tall as they could build) </li></ul><ul><li>Steel-frame construction was pioneered in Chicago </li></ul>
  3. 3. America Compared, Section IV: “Immigrants and Cities” Rybczynski, “The City in the Land of the Dollar” <ul><li>What attracted people to Chicago was the promise of employment </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago had intended to build a great linear park </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago was missing an urban vision grand enough to encompass its growing and justifiable sense of importance </li></ul><ul><li>The Columbian Exposition was a spectacular naturalistic and formal landscaping combined with grand public buildings </li></ul><ul><li>The White City offered Americans a new urban model </li></ul><ul><li>The planning of the White City brought together a extraordinary group of talented creative individuals </li></ul>
  4. 4. America Compared, Section IV: “Immigrants and Cities” Rybczynski, “The City in the Land of the Dollar” <ul><li>The National Capital became a model for the rest of the country </li></ul><ul><li>“ City Beautiful” was a slogan for an urban improvement campaign </li></ul><ul><li>It was tall office buildings that set American cities apart from Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial buildings were symbols of the entrepreneurial American city </li></ul><ul><li>During the 1920’s, North Michigan Ave became the site of some of the city’s tallest and most spectacular buildings </li></ul><ul><li>The city profitable replaced the city beautiful </li></ul>

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