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Harold Washington Library Centre Competition

Harold Washington Library Centre Competition

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People

  • Arthur Erickson Architects, Toronto (architectural firm)
  • VOA Associates (associated architectural firm)
  • John Buck Company (developer)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Title

Harold Washington Library Centre Competition

Dates of creation

1987-1988

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • ca. 400 drawings
  • 7 slides
  • 0.05 linear metres of textual records

Scope and Content

File documents a competition entry for a central public library, consisting of a 13-storey building housing library spaces and auditorium, an atrium, winter garden, retail spaces, transportation hub and a small park, State Street and Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois.

File contains design development drawings, presentation drawings, photographic material, textual records.

Reference Number

AP022.S1.1987.PR13

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    • Reference Number: ARCH78407
    • Title: Perspective sketches, entrance plans
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (draughtsman)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 15.5 x 30.5 cm sheet (largest): 26.5 x 30.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson Fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-01-09

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255028
    • Title: Memoes and correspondence regarding the Chicago Library competition
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (draughtsman)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    memoes and correspondence regarding the Chicago Library competition, including a perspective sketch by Erickson, and facsimile transmissions photocopies of street level plans and a perspective

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255562
    • Title: Draft of a presentation essay by Erickson on the design of the library
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (author)
    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    draft of a presentation essay by Erickson on the design of the library (typescript with revisions, 14 pages), memorandum concerning presentation dates for library competition, press clippings, colour photograph of a presentation model (entry by Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Architects)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH256958
    • Title: Draft of proposal/urban design program, press clippings and correspondence
    • Dates of creation: 1987-1988
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.03 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH257207
    • Title: Presentation drawing (photomechanical), site plan, booklet
    • Dates of creation: circa 1987
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258085
    • Title: Site plans, floor plans, building sections
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    2 sets

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-88001-01

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258086
    • Title: Schematic sections, partial elevations, sections through existing structures, main level plans, alternative plans
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 27 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30.5 x 42.5 cm sheet (largest): 40 x 82 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-88001-02

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258087
    • Title: Perspective studies, building sections, site plans, floor plans, partial sections, park schemes, elevations
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 32 x 36 cm sheet (largest): 46 x 111 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-88001-03

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258088
    • Title: Elevation studies, atrium schemes, floor plans
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 45 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 40 x 31 cm sheet (largest): 59 x 111 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-88001-04

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258089
    • Title: Building sections, floor plans, site plans, elevations
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 28 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 59 x 84 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH258090
    • Title: Site plans, floor plans, roof plan, elevations
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 21 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 59 x 84 cm sheet (largest): 82 x 149 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    22-88001-06

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    • Reference Number: ARCH260018
    • Title: Perspective presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: circa 1987
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0,01 l.m. of photographic materials
    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    transparencies: 10 x 12.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261246
    • Title: Front elevations for ''Scheme G2'' and other unnamed front elevations
    • Dates of creation: March 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    includes 8 front elevations for ''Scheme G2''

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261247
    • Title: Elevation studies
    • Dates of creation: April 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261248
    • Title: Preliminary competition drawings - main level plan, site plan, elevations, and sections
    • Dates of creation: March 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261249
    • Title: Reference drawings of Randolph Street Station on Wabash Avenue (1895)
    • Dates of creation: circa 1987
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Reference drawings of Randolph Street Station on Wabash Avenue (1895), State Street Pedestrian Mall in Chicago (1978), and Old County Building. Includes preliminary drawings for competion.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Extent and Medium:

    • 50 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28 x 43 cm

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261250
    • Title: Aerial survey photo, and reference drawings of New Central Library State Street elevation
    • Dates of creation: circa 1987
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Description:

    Aerial survey photo (City of Chicago, 1983), and reference drawings of New Central Library State Street elevation (Lester B. Knight and Associates, 1986).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261251
    • Title: Design development schematic plans and details
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261252
    • Title: Plans, elevations, sections
    • Dates of creation: March 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 2 bound sets

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH261253
    • Title: Reference plans for furniture and equipment layouts
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275035
    • Title: Photographs of models, perspective drawings and photographs taken at the design competition
    • Dates of creation: 1988
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 84 slides

    Credit line:

    Arthur Erickson fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de /Gift of the Erickson Family

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