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He attended Brown University before studying at MIT School of Architecture, to then reach Paris in order to enter the Ecole des Beaux Arts, where, during his studies, he met John Mead Howells.
In 1911, he graduated in Architecture and in 1922, he won the international competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower, which would became one of his major works.
He died at the young age of 53, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The lower office block is covered in Indiana limestone with vertical pillars and horizontal spandrels characteristic of Art Deco; embedded in its walls are stones of historical monuments and battlefields around the world. Skip to Main Content Amon Carter Museum of American Art Full Navigation Utility Navigation Shop Join Blog Main Navigation Visit Events Exhibitions Collection Utility (mobile) Navigation Shop Join Blog The Carter is open today, from 10 a.
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The crown of the building resembles a medieval European tower.
This design attracted the sense of nostalgia, history and moral purpose of newspaper owners.
It was one of the first skyscrapers to have a flat roof without a decorative crown on top, considered thus a forerunner to the likes of the Rockefeller Center.
The flagship of the Daily News Building hides inside the building: it is the giant globe embedded in the hall.
This expressed the universal perspective of the famous newspaper which obtained considerable success.
Hood was an architect with a clear and coherent vision of what the skyscraper and the city should be.