First Skyscraper Home Insurance Building
Wallpaper. The home insurance building by architect william le baron jenney was built in northeast corner of la salle and adams streets in 1885. It won't surprise anybody to learn that the very first skyscraper went up in the united states, but it will surprise some to learn that it went up in.
At that time, the home insurance building was not the tallest building in the world. The home insurance building was a skyscraper in chicago, united states, designed by william le baron jenney in 1884, for the home insurance company in new york.3 completed a year later, the building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported both inside and outside by a. It is frequently noted as the first tall building to be supported both inside and outside by a.
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The home insurance building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame. It was built in 1884 in chicago, illinois. Considered the first american skyscraper, the home insurance building built in 1885 by william lebaron jenney. For decades it has been considered the world's first skyscraper, but that title may be jeopardy.