1991 to 2000
The 90’s were a reasonably good decade for the Ironworker with unemployment averaging 5.7% over the 10 years which realistically meant work was plentifully with a fairly robust downtown and other projects.
67 STORY PARK TOWER
56 STORY THE PARKSHORE
50 STORY CHICAGO TITLE & TRUST
49 STORY 77 W. WACKER
49 STORY CHICAGO PLACE
45 STORY HELLER INTERNATIONAL
36 STORY ONE NORTH FRANKLIN
33 STORY BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD
UNITED CENTER, REPLACED THE CHICAGO STADIUM
CALUMET EXPRESSWAY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
On the local scene, there were other interesting things going on:
July, 1995 had 739 heat-related deaths.
1994, Major League Baseball went on strike.
In this decade, the Chicago Bulls won 6 NBA titles in 8 years with two three-repeats in 1991,1992,1993 and 1996, 1997 & 1998.
On the national and International scene
Iraq invaded Kuwait and caused the U.N. to unleash “Operation Desert Storm“.
There was a series of “Terrorist” actions within the U.S.