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From the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire rose a movement that would become known as the "Great Rebuilding." With this renaissance came a new breed of heat-resistant buildings constructed of fireproof materials like brick, stone, marble, and terra-cotta roof tiles. It also heralded the rise of the Chicago School, a group of architects who designed sturdy high-rises with ample natural light, neoclassical elements, and spare ornamentation. The modern skyscrapers that now shape the skylines of Chicago and other major cities were heavily influenced by such Chicago School architects as William LeBaron Jenney and Louis Sullivan.
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