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.