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Leiter Building (II)
(Sears, Roebuck & Company Building)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
William Le Baron Jenney, architect

The Leiter Building II - William Le Baron Jenney Architect
Photo Copyright Mary Ann Sullivan
Digital Imaging Project
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The first Leiter Building (1879) had been a conventional box supported by iron columns and exterior masonry piers. For his second Leiter Building, William Le Baron Jenney used iron supports and steel beams to open the interior walls. His innovations made it possible for masonry buildings to have larger windows.

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