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Some twenty-five years before the Hotel Brevoort’s dramatic remodeling, another aging Loop landmark also underwent a modernization. In an interesting coincidence, Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings, two of the co-founders of one of the most important architecture firms in Chicago in the twentieth century, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, remodeled one of Chicago’s most influential buildings of the nineteenth century, the Monadnock Building. The Monadnock is located on the block Monadnock…

Mondanock 1964 Elevation Plan and Section of Typical Bay - Monadnock Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Monadnock Building - Chicago, IL: Built in 1881, it is the tallest commercial load-bearing masonry building ever constructed and when completed, it was the largest office building in the world.

New York’s first micro-apartments are all under 360 sq feet, but they’re designed to feel like 600

- New York unveils micro apartment design - The modular "building, located in Manhattan, will consist of 55 apartments that measure between 250 and 370 square feet. Forty percent of the units will also be priced at “affordable” rates below market value."