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Chicago Tribune Tower II - Late Entry, Variation on a Theme #WG-23

A work made of ink and wash on paper.

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  • A work made of ink and wash on paper.

Date:

1980

Artist:

Fred Koetter
American, 1938–2017

About this artwork

Fred Koetter’s project illustrates an idea about how technologies from both past and present might exist in a single building. This experimental proposal took as its base the glass-and-steel curtain wall of Walter Gropius’s Tribune entry, which Koetter “deformed” and activated by applying a futuristic, pneumatic system to the frame.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Fred Koetter

Title

Chicago Tribune Tower II - Late Entry, Variation on a Theme #WG-23

Place

Chicago (Building address)

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1980

Medium

Ink and wash on paper

Inscriptions

Dated: "January, 1980"

Dimensions

152.5 × 76.2 cm (60 1/16 × 30 in.)

Credit Line

Architecture Society Fellows Fund

Reference Number

1985.2

Extended information about this artwork

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