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The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition of 1922 is often cited by architectural historians as a major influence on the design of Chicago skyscrapers during the late 1920s and early 1930s.  The second place entry by Eliel Saarinen, is mentioned extensively as being more influential and "forward looking" than the winning entry. Two entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Bertram Goodhue's entry (left) received honorable mention & Eliel Saarinen's entry (right) received second prize.

Endangered NYC - Lost & Threatened Treasures. Stewart and Company building, 725 Fifth Avenue at East 56th Street, Warren & Wetmore, 1929.

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Leon R. Pescheret: North Michigan Avenue, ca. 1930. Holabid & Root's 333 North Michigan building, (left) was the most forward-looking of all the Michigan Avenue skyscrapers, and no wonder: it was influenced by Eliel Saarinen's sleek 1922 design for Tribune Tower, which stands just across the river. Actually, Saarinen's entry lost out to Hood & Howell's historicist confection--a modern skyscraper decked out in lacy Gothic drag--but in the end, it was Saarinen's design that had the legs.--MV.