Nathan Clifford Ricker claimed to have received a great practical training by apprenticing for a Chicago architect shortly after the Great Fire. In 1872, he brought practical knowledge to the UI where he taught perhaps the first course in the nation in graphic statistics. Ricker was a pioneer in advanced structural design. His work contributed to the rise of the steel- skeleton skyscrapers that changed the face of the American city.
Submitted by timekeep on Sun, 2015-08-30 21:30
Jan 01, 1872
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