Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Boom Towns Exhibition
You are in the Boom Town and have a unique chance to learn about the iconic works of architecture from late 19Th-century Chicago with parallel works in today’s China and the Middle East, two other Boom Towns.
You will see how buildings you pass by daily are contrasted with those in China and Middle East. Adler & Sulivan’s 1894 Stock Exchange Building will appear next to Goettsch Partners’ stock exchange complex on Abu Dhabi’s Sowwah Island.
William Le Baron Jenney’s 1885 Home Insurance Building will be compared with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Burj Dubai, now the tallest structure ever constructed on earth.
Daily exhibition will be open free from September 23 to November 21.