WILLIAM LEBARON JENNEY: IN HIS OWN WORDS
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
|Alliance Francaise - 54 West Chicago Avenue|
|Free Admission - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED|
Trained in Paris as an engineer, William Le Baron Jenney (1832 - 1907) was known as the father of the steel skyscraper. He designed Chicago West Parks and Boulevards in the 1870's and is best known for having designed the Home Insurance Building in 1884 - 1885. Watch the documentary "in his own voice", preceded by a talk with Robert Bruegmann, architectural historian recently retired from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Please note: Mr. Bruegmann's introduction will be in English. The documentary is in French, but a French/English transcript will be available in hard copy. You can also download the English transcript now, or on your smart phone during the program. Merci!
Download the transcript in English (Word document)
|This program is made possible thanks to L'Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures. Special thanks to John Notz for special support.|
|For reservation information call: (312) 337-1070|
When: Afternoon of Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, from 2:20 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Fe Building, 224 S. Michigan Avenue--please meet in lobby prior to 2:30 p.m. start time.
What: The tour starts at our first stop, the gorgeous sky-lit offices of Goettsch Partners Architects, on the 17th and topmost floor of Daniel Burnham’s Santa Fe Building at 224 S. Michigan Avenue. Then, on to a 4:00 p.m. visit to the new Wabash Tower (photo above), added to Roosevelt University in 2012 by Chicago architects Vickrey, Ovresat and Awsumb; this tour by arrangement with firm leader architect Vic Vickrey, and led by Leslie Slavitt of Roosevelt. We’ll see the lobby and bookstore, a higher floor dormitory room in the new tower, faculty offices, dining facilities, science and business classrooms and other educational spaces. Please do come join us for two very impressive architectural tours on high (thanks to our organizers).
Tour Capacity: Past Building Tops tours have been very popular, and they tend to sell out quickly.
Cost: $10.00 (Please reserve a space by phone or email.) This tour is limited to thirty persons.
RSVP: For further details, please contact Judy Freeman: firstname.lastname@example.org /Tel: 773-929-0329.
CHICAGO ART DECO SOCIETY, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE CHICAGO and CHICAGO CHAPTER SAH PRESENT: An Art Deco Symposium with Pascal Laurent and Keith Bringe
- Dates: 23 May, 2014
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Address: The Alliance Française de Chicago
- Contact: Judy Freeman
- Email: email@example.com
Please join us for a lecture by architect Pascal Laurent of Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM). He will present a slide lecture on the 1931 Exposition Coloniale Internationale, erected in the Bois de Vincennes, Paris, and its impact on architecture, industrial design and ocean liner interiors.
Keith Bringe will present a brief overview on the Houses of Tomorrow featured at the Century of Progress 1933-1934 Chicago's World Fair.
Reception to follow in the Salon.
Cosponsored by the the Alliance Française, CADS and CCSAH.
Cost: $15.00 to members, and $20.00 to non-members of CCSAH, CADS, and/or AFC.
RSVP: Judy Freeman: firstname.lastname@example.org