Ima Ryma


Chicago - Skyscraper First - Poem by Ima Ryma

In Chicago, I rose to fame,
As an architectual high.
Ten stories upward I did aim,
First to be known to scrape the sky.
A frame of metal and not stone,
Because of me became the rule,
That over time would become known,
Architecture - Chicago school.
My start was met with mocking call.
But when done, I was one skilled thing.
The sight of me did marvel all,
Named the Home Insurance Building.

1931 depressed me.
I was torn down and ceased to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: history


Comments about Chicago - Skyscraper First by Ima Ryma

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/4/2015 12:06:00 PM)


    In memory of a skyscraper which at one time stood as the epitome of architectural wonder and a renowned school held in that building, wow, did I understand right, was later torn down? thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015



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