CHICAGO CITYSCAPE 1:5000
ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURE

A 3D PLASTER MODEL OF THIS ICONIC CITY. MEASURING 12IN HIGH, 12IN WIDE, 4IN DEEP & 10LB APPROXIMATELY.

OPEN EDITION - SIGNED AND DATED


USD $315.00 INC. SHIPPING + TAX SHOW 'BLUERIVER' MODEL
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The Chicago area was initially inhabited by Algonquian peoples, including the Mascouten and Miami. The name "Chicago" is the French version of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa("Stinky Onion"), named for the plants common along the Chicago River. The first settler in Chicago was Jean Baptiste Point du Sable who built a farm at the mouth of the Chicago River in the 1780s. In 1829, the Illinois legislature appointed commissioners to locate a canal and lay out the surrounding town, which at the time had a population of less that 100. After 1830, the rich farmlands of northern Illinois attracted Yankee settlers. Real estate operators created a city overnight. The city was built in a low-lying area subject to flooding. In 1856 the city council decided that the entire city should be elevated four to five feet by using a newly available jacking-up process. Between 1870 and 1900 Chicago grew from a city of 299,000 to nearly 1.7 million, at the time the fastest-growing city ever. In 1871, most of the city burned in the Great Chicago Fire. Developers and citizens began immediate reconstruction on the existing Jeffersonian grid. The building boom that followed saved the city's status as the transportation and trade hub of the Midwest. Massive reconstruction using the newest materials and methods catapulted Chicago into its status as a city on par with New York. It became the birthplace of modern architecture in the United States. The architecture of Chicago has influenced and reflected the history of American architecture. It features prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects. Since most buildings within the downtown area were destroyed by the Fire, Chicago buildings are noted for their originality rather than their antiquity.

This 3d map of Chicago, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Loop. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.

Some images of Chicago.

DETAILS

MATERIALPlaster, acrylic box frame
LOCATIONChicago, USA
DIMENSIONS12in high, 12in wide, 4in deep & 10lb approximately.
TAGSWall hang this accurate handcrafted 3d scale model of Chicago. Buy direct from the maker with free shipping and no quibble returns. Contemporary, modern wall sculpture of Downtown Chicago's skyline.

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Andy Gunter-Smith from England
January 19 2021

Ive just taken delivery of Berlin, Paris and Vegas (cityscapes). Just Venice left to complete my collection. Beautifully crafted and I enjoy looking at them every day. Thank you for taking such good care with the packaging. Each one is a joy to look at.

AGS from UK
January 19 2021

Superb service, well packaged and beautifully crafted. Truly unique and a joy to look at - thank you.

Emilia from Bologna, Italy
December 25 2020

The model of Venice was a wonderful Christmas present from my dad. It is an high quality product, packaged with care, I love it!

Sahra from Denmark
December 24 2020

Thank you so much! It arrived on time and I am super happy!

Simon from Sussex
December 10 2020

The model is lovely. We're really pleased with it. It's actually the second of your Soane models we've bought: they're definitely worthy of the museum itself!

Tono Pasqual del Riquelme from España
December 04 2020

Hola! Acabo de recibir la estupenda maqueta del Pantheon romano. Maravillosa réplica!Sigue creciendo mi colección de vuestras obras, empecé con la réplica de nuestra casa familia de Peñacerrada y ahora sumo una obra más... No será la última!Muchas gracias por vuestro excelente trabajo!Cuidaros...

Niko from Norwich, UK
December 04 2020

Extremely pleased with the model - superb quality and detail. Loved the personal touch, and the careful packaging. I'll have to look into starting a collection!

Duncan from Uk
December 04 2020

Another 3 models......all superb as before. Everyone is very impressed with the quality of models and how striking they look on display. Effectively packaged with great communication about delivery.

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