William Le Baron Jenny (1823-1907) Architect

William was an American architect and was a founder of the new American architecture. He was one of the first who applied steel frames in buildings. Just as the French engineer Gustave Eiffel (designer of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty), who also lived in that period. William had many students and followers. His architectural direction is known as the 'Chicago School'.

Known projects
Home Insurance Building in Chicago (1884-1886).
Tacoma Building in Chicago (1889).
Brewster Building in Chicago,
Apartment buildings and skycrapers in Queens Plaza North, Long Island City, Queens, New York (1890).

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