Louis Sullivan

Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan Full Name: Louis Sullivan


Profession: Architect and Father of Skyscrapers
Why Famous: Called the "father of modernism" and the "father of skyscrapers", he is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper.

He was also a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright and was an influential architect and critic.

Born: September 3, 1856
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Died: April 14, 1924 (aged 67)

Historical Events in the Life of Louis Sullivan

  • 1889-12-09 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, then largest building in the US

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