Design for Chicago Tribune Tower, architecture: Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, 1922. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 / Ernst Meyer, Hofheim am Taunus.
Design for Chicago Tribune Tower, architecture: Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, 1922. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 / Ernst Meyer, Hofheim am Taunus.

Within the scope of an international competition hosted by the newspaper Chicago Tribune in 1922, which invited designs for new office buildings, Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer submitted their much admired yet unrealised design for an exceptionally modern glass and metal high-rise, which transcended all historic forms of architecture.

Literature:
Lootsma, Bart (2009): Equivocal Icon. The Competition Design for the Chicago Tribune Tower by Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, pg. 111ff.