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    People watch as construction begins at the site of the future Sears Tower in 1971.

    A construction worker stands atop the attenna of the Sears Tower, nearing completion, 1972, Chicago. He is untethered, about 1485 feet in the air…

    U.S. Taking a break during construction of the Hancock Building, Chicago, 1965.

    Abraham Lincoln's Home, National Historical Site, Springfield, Illinois

    U.S.Steel Tower - A welder works on the top corner of the tower on June 14, 1970.

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    The Sears Tower under construction in Chicago, circa 1970-73 it will always be the Sears Tower. I can't even think of that supposed new name. Really. I can't remember the name. Lol

    Paris, 20 November 1903: the ghostly form of an airship floats past an equally ghostly Eiffel Tower, before a very solid crowd of completely entranced spectators. It is Le Jaune, ‘The Yellow’, the first of the successful Lebaudy series of French semi-rigid airships.

    Construction of Wrigley Field, c.1914, Chicago. Originally called Weeghman Park, it was built for the Federal League Chicago Whales. Two years later in 1916, it became the official park for the Chicago Cubs and in 1920 was renamed Wrigley Field after the teams gum magnate owner.

    The Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 was held to celebrate the city's centennial and was built around a theme of technological innovation. The fair's motto was: "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms." This poster shows the Federal Building with a gold dome and three fluted towers that represent the three branches of United States Government.

    Chicago on the Ledge..."Sears Tower" -

    The Adler Planetarium under construction in 1929.

    Rush hour ( Chicago Tribune archive photo ) Chicago, late 1880s. The Chicago River as seen from the Rush Street Bridge, which is no longer there. Its current location would be between the Trump Tower and the Wrigley Building.

    Construction of the Eiffel Tower

    Chicago, Sears Tower

    Rare photo of Eiffel tower, with visible scaffolding for the construction - July 1888

    A 1926 photograph of The Water Tower (one of the few buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire of 1871). Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.

    The Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 was held to celebrate the city's centennial and was built around a theme of technological innovation. The fair's motto was: 'Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms.' This poster shows the Federal Building with a gold dome and three fluted towers that represent the three branches of United States Government.

    An ironworker works on the Sears Tower, Chicago, in 1973.