Home insurance building – Iris Garcia y Blanca Pineda


Home Insurance Building was a building constructed in 1885, in Chicago after the great fire on October 8, 1871 and demolished in 1931. It was the work of the architect William Le Baron Jenney who actively participated in the reconstruction tasks of the city of Chicago after the great fire and that was the precursor of the so-called Chicago School.

The building was commissioned by the Home Insurance company that wanted to build a new headquarters for its fireproof offices, a building that had to become its representative image and that had to have large diaphanous spaces and well lit to save electricity. The home Insurance Building is considered the first skyscraper built in the world with a height of 42 meters and 10 floors and made with a structure that was innovative formed by a steel frame, to test and fire both inside and outside.

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