chapter  6
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History of building foundations in Chicago

ThehistoryofbuildingfoundationsinChicagobetween1871,the yearofthegreatfire,and1915epitomizesthedevelopmentoffoundationengineeringthroughouttheworld.Withinlessthanhalfacentury, andwithintheconfinesofthesmallareaknownastheLoop,theart ofconstructingbuildingfoundationsgrewtomaturitybyaprocess oftrial,error,andcorrection.Seldominanyfieldofengineeringhas somuchexperiencebeenconcentratedinsolittletimeandspace.