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BH-50321-09Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and CultureChicago Architecture FoundationThe American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation10/1/2009 - 12/31/2010$162,951.00Jean Linsner   Chicago Architecture FoundationChicagoIL60604-2505USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralLandmarks of American History and CultureEducation Programs16295101629510

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on the development of the skyscraper in Chicago and the relationship of such buildings to urbanization.

The tall building gives American urban centers distinctive character. In every major city, the skyscraper defines the physical landscape and shapes land use. High-rise construction highlights the role of innovation in architecture and infrastructure across the United States and the world. Chicago's history as a center for the development of the skyscraper from the late nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries positions the city as the ideal place to explore the tall building's relationship to urbanization.