1894
Tall Buildings Discussion

1894

Installation of skyscraper drawings at the Architectural League

“The discussion at the meeting the other evening of the Architectural League upon the limits of tall building was interesting and important because among those who took part in it were Mr. Post of this city and Mr. Burnham and Mr. Adler of Chicago, three of the chief offenders, if the erection of extravagantly tall buildings is an offense. It is to be remarked that one of the speakers thought that the case…would work out its own solution and that it did not require any legal prohibition. But this seems a very one-sided view. If all New-York, for example, south of Canal Street…were covered with buildings of ten stories or more, it would not be decently habitable.” The New York Times, April 7, 1894