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William Le Baron Jenney
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Name William Le Baron Jenney
Nationality American
Birth date (1832-09-25)September 25, 1832
Birth place Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Date of death June 14, 1907(1907-06-14) (aged 74)
Place of death Los Angeles, California
Work
Buildings Home Insurance Building in Chicago
Design metal-framed skyscraper

William Le Baron Jenney (September 25, 1832—June 14, 1907) was an American architect and engineer. He is known for building the first skyscraper in 1884. It was called the Home Insurance Building. He soon became known as the Father of the American skyscraper.

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