Completion Date: 1885 (demolished in 1931)
Height: 138 feet
Facing Materials: Brick
Engineer(s): William LeBaron Jenney
Considered the first American skyscraper, the 10-story
Here's how this skyscraper stacks up against the biggest skyscrapers in the world.
(height, in feet)
- During construction, people were so worried that Jenney’s building would fall down that the city halted construction to investigate the structure’s safety.
- Today, the
is considered the "father of the skyscraper." Home Insurance Building