WILLIAM LE BARON JENNEY

Jenney, William le Baron (1832-1907), Arquiteto norte-americano:

edifício Home Insurance (1883-1885).

Died 15 Jun 1907 (born 25 Sep 1832)
American civil engineer and architect whose technical innovations were of primary importance in the development of the skyscraper. During the Civil War he served as an engineering officer. By 1868 he was a practicing architect who had designed a Swiss Chalet style home with an innovative open floor plan, years before Frank Lloyd Wright worked with the concept. He also made a name for himself as a town planner. However, Jenney's greatest fame came from his large commercial buildings. His Home Insurance Building [above] in Chicago was one of the first buildings to use a metal skeleton for support, which became the standard for American skyscraper design
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