Rocket ships, eagles and wedding cakes: the Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper explosion The contrast between the American and European concepts in the original contest is striking, to say the least. #link You were reading Rocket ships, eagles and wedding cakes: the Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper explosion, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Aux and was published in December 2017. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. Tags: architecture, cities, design Share this entry on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+, or by email.