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Chicago school (architecture)

In the history of architecture, the Chicago School was a group of American architects active in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. They were among the first to promote the new technologies of steel-frame construction in commercial buildings, and developed a spatial aesthetic which co-evolved with, and then came to influence, parallel developments in European Modernism.

Architects whose names are associated with the Chicago School include Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.