20th century Neo-Gothic skyscrapers borrowed details from medieval Gothic architecture. The Tribune Tower in Chicago is an example of Neo-Gothic design.
Built in 1924, the Tribune Tower by Raymond Hood and John Howells is Neo-Gothic in design
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Gothic Revival was a Victorian style that borrowed details from Gothic cathedrals
and other medieval architecture. In the early twentieth century, Gothic Revival ideas were applied to modern skyscrapers. Twentieth Century Gothic Revival buildings are often called Neo-Gothic
Neo-Gothic buildings have many of these features:
- Strong vertical lines and a sense of great height
- Pointed windows with decorative tracery
- Gargoyles and other carvings
Famous Neo-Gothic Buildings:
The Chicago Tribune Tower shown here was built in 1924. The architects Raymond Hood and John Howells were selected over many other architects to design the building. Their Neo-Gothic design may have appealed to the judges because it reflected a conservative (some critics said "regressive") approach. The facade of the Tribune Tower is studded with rocks collected from great buildings around the world.
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Gothic Styles in Architecture: