Citation"Competition Entry for "Chicago Tribune" Tower, 1922: Elevation
(Walter Gropius)(Adolf Meyer) , BRGA.10.2,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Jun 03, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/225876.
A skyscraper is rendered in fine, precisely drawn black lines, showing the profile of one side of the building. It appears as a grid thirty-one stories tall and five sections, or window bays wide. From the twentieth story up however, the building is narrower, shorter by one column of windows on the left side. The first floor is taller than the succeeding ones and has a series of four identical rectangular arches instead of the window bays. A balcony runs the width of the second floor, and ink washes beneath it and in the archways below indicate shadows and depth. Similar shorter balconies, beginning on the right and extending in for four window bays appear on the ninth and tenth floors. Again even shorter balconies appear on the sixteenth and seventeenth floors, starting on the left and extending rightward for the length of two window bays. The very top three floors also have balconies that start on the left and extend in for two sections, and all these similarly have washes below to indicate shadows. Lines jutting out from either side at places indicate the presence of other balconies on the sides of the building that are not shown.