Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Entry: Michigan Avenue Elevation

A work made of ink, graphite, and wash on paper.

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  • A work made of ink, graphite, and wash on paper.

Date:

1922

Artist:

Richard Yoshijiro Mine
American, born Japan, 1894-1981

About this artwork

The 1922 Chicago Tribune Tower competition is perhaps the most well-known contest in Chicago's architectural history. The competition, which elicited 260 designs from firms around the world, proved to be an important international forum for attitudes about the prevailing aesthetic of the tall office building.
This Gothic-inspired entry by Japanese-born architect Richard Mine (1894-1981) received one of 50 honorable mentions in the competition. Mine, a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the time of the competition, went on to work for companies and firms such as General Motors, Kraft Foods, and Holabird, Root and Burgee.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Richard Yoshijiro Mine

Title

Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Entry: Michigan Avenue Elevation

Origin

Michigan Avenue, 435 North

Date

1922

Medium

Ink, graphite, and wash on paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated when given to Art Institute, 01/04/1979

Dimensions

140.3 × 59 cm (55 × 23 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Yoshijiro Mine

Reference Number

1988.408.5

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