Wainwright Building

Wainwright Building

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The Wainwright Building by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler marks the beginning of the modern skyscraper. As the building was finished in 1892, it demonstrated a revolutionary way of approaching skyscraper design. Adler and Sullivan used the column as inspiration: the lower floors acted as the base, the middle floors like the shaft, and the frieze and cornice like the capital. Sullivan also employed his unique style of ornamentation, helping to create visual unity that spans the entire height of the building. Model by Catherine Moats. #1892 #705_Chestnut #column #Dankmar_Adler #Louis_Sullivan #Missouri #MO #modern_skyscraper #St_Louis #Sullivanesque #Wainwright_Building
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