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architectural drawing - Architectural drawing of AT&T Corporate Center and USG Building, Chicago, USA, by Adrian Smith, design partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM): elevation to Franklin Street, c.1985
  • Architectural drawing of AT&T Corporate Center and USG Building, Chicago, USA, by Adrian Smith, design partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM): elevation to Franklin Street, c.1985
    Smith, Adrian D, born 1944
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Architectural drawing of AT&T Corporate Center and USG Building, Chicago, USA, by Adrian Smith, design partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM): elevation to Franklin Street, c.1985

  • Object:

    architectural drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Chicago

  • Date:

    1984 - 1985

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, Adrian D, born 1944 (architect)
    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Print with paper collage of building added, colour crayon and black dry-transfer lettering on board

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Adrian Smith

  • Museum number:

    CD.11-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case KK

These two towers were designed as a stylistic pair with a shared 16-storey atrium. On the left is the 60-storey AT&T Corporate Center, and to the right the 35-storey USG Building (renamed Franklin Center in 2007). Design began in 1985 and the building was completed in 1989. Fittingly for these skyscrapers, the drawing itself is very large, one and three-quarters meters in height. To create the drawing, the buildings have been first drawn and then printed, cut, glued onto the board backing and finally hand-coloured with colour crayon (pencil). The title and street names are added using dry-transfer lettering such as made by Letraset.

Physical description

Architectural drawing of a pair of skyscrapers

Place of Origin

Chicago

Date

1984 - 1985

Artist/maker

Smith, Adrian D, born 1944 (architect)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Materials and Techniques

Print with paper collage of building added, colour crayon and black dry-transfer lettering on board

Marks and inscriptions

FRANKLIN STREET ELEVATION
title

MUNROE STREET / ADAMS STREET

Dimensions

Height: 1730 mm, Width: 915 mm

Object history note

These two towers were designed as a stylistic pair with a shared 16-storey atrium. On the left is the 60-storey AT&T Corporate Center, and to the right the 35-storey USG Building (renamed Franklin Center in 2007). Design began in 1985 and the building was completed in 1989. Fittingly for these skyscrapers, the drawing itself is very large, one and three-quarters meters in height. To create the drawing, the buildings have been first drawn and then printed, cut, glued onto the board backing and finally hand-coloured with colour crayon (pencil). The title and street names are added using dry-transfer lettering such as made by Letraset.

Descriptive line

Architectural drawing of AT&T Corporate Center and USG Building, Chicago, USA, by Adrian Smith, design partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM): elevation to Franklin Street, c.1985

Production Note

not in Smith's hand

Collection

Design, Architecture and Digital Department

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