National Geographic : 1928 May
All Speed THE Pittsfield Building at Chicago - named after the city ofPittsfield, Massachusetts, where Marshall Field, as a boy, began his business career. Thirty-eight stories high rising 557 feet above the city pavement - it is the tallest building in Chicago, and two feet higher than the Wash ington Monument. ords Broken The exterior of the first story is black granite, and the build ing is faced above on all sides with white terra cotta. Like so many of the nation s out standingarchitecturalachieve meots, the Pittsfield Bulding is equippedwith RussinHarduare, us -ome **the Tlonumental c tructure ACTURING CO,NEW BRITAIN CONN. -wrar Cororfin.,Su Lcaor re*oo Lonoom __ All ACTURING CO.NEW BRITAIN, CONN.