Buildings are an expression of society at the time they go up. But, there are limits to the individuality of expressing a moment in time, limits set by materials, money, the people willing to pay for it, and the competing interests in any big city. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more with the author of a new book assessing the factors that went into the famous Chicago School of architecture.
The second half of GLT's interview with Thomas Leslie, the author of "Chicago Skyscrapers 1871-1939
Why the style of public buildings in Chicago shifted afer World War Two.
How high rises spread to smaller cities.
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