1991 TO 2000

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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.