Chicago Tribune Tower

Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, design for Chicago Tribune Tower, 1922
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin (3751/1)

Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, design for Chicago Tribune Tower, 1922
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin (3751/1)

Within the scope of an international competition hosted by the newspaper Chicago Tribune in 1922, which invited designs for new office buildings, Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer submitted their much admired yet unrealised design for an exceptionally modern glass and metal high-rise, which transcended all historic forms of architecture.

Literature:
Lootsma, Bart: Equivocal Icon. The Competition Design for the Chicago Tribune Tower by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 111ff.