River City I, Chicago, Illinois, Model

A work made of mixed media.

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  • A work made of mixed media.

Date:

c. 1977

Artist:

Bertrand Goldberg
American, 1913-1997

About this artwork

Bertrand Goldberg’s first, unrealized plan for River City was a vast 230-acre development designed to attract new residents to then-industrial South Loop. His high-density plan centered on a new model of high-rise living organized not by individual towers but as horizontal groupings of residential floors and “community-service” levels spanning three linked towers. Each of these horizontal clusters of housing and services would become an independent community, with opportunities for socializing and running errands at small shops, library, post office, health center, and daycare—all on the 54th floor.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Bertrand Goldberg (Architect)

Title

River City I, Chicago, Illinois, Model

Origin

Chicago

Date

1972–1982

Medium

Mixed media

Dimensions

Vitrine: 82.6 cm × 82.6 cm × 76.2 cm (32 1/2 × 32 1/2 × 30 in.)

Credit Line

The Archive of Bertrand Goldberg, gifted by his children through his estate

Reference Number

RX23664/110.416

Extended information about this artwork

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