Chicago Skyscrapers–official!

(full .pdf here:  LeslieS13) Couldn’t be more pleased to post this–the publicity page from University of Illinois Press about Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, due out in June.  The cover, featuring two ironworkers on One La Salle, is exactly right; the book is about how these towers were built, piece by piece, and how the labor and technology needed to go higher gives us an insight into not only the economics and culture of the time, but also the lives of designers, developers, occupants, and builders.  The flyer includes contact information for lectures and talks, and we’re working on setting up a series of those after the book is out–I’m hoping that those two workers get to see some interesting places.

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