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Chicago Library Design Competition Collection

A work made of printed papers, typescript papers, correspondence, black and white and color photographic prints, architectural reprographic prints and photocopies..

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  • A work made of printed papers, typescript papers, correspondence, black and white and color photographic prints, architectural reprographic prints and photocopies..

Date:

1987-1990

Artist:

Hammond, Beeby and Babka
Thomas Beeby (b. 1941)
Arthur Erickson (1924-2009)
Lohan Associates
Murphy/Jahn
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

About this artwork

In 1987, Chicago conducted a juried competition to select an architect/developer/builder team for its new central public library building. The innovative competition program required a complete package from the entrants: a well-developed design from the architect, a construction schedule from the contractor with lists of subcontractors, and a guaranteed final construction cost from the developer. This collection, assembled by one of the jurors, documents the design submissions from the finalists. The architectural firms included Hammond Beeby and Babka; Eisenman Robertson; Arthur Erickson; Lohan Associates; Murphy/Jahn; and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/Legoretta. The collection also includes the competition program, all finalists’ statements of qualifications, technical reviews of qualifications, project descriptions, and final design/build proposals.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Hammond, Beeby and Babka (Architect)

Title

Chicago Library Design Competition Collection

Date

Made 1987–1990

Medium

Printed papers, typescript papers, correspondence, black and white and color photographic prints, architectural reprographic prints and photocopies.

Dimensions

2 portfolios, 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials: H.: 182.9 cm (72 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marian (Cindy) Pritzker, n.d., unknown, 2014.

Reference Number

1988.3

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