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Architecture of Illinois

18 September 2009

1957 – Chicago Sun Times, Illinois

Architect: Naess & Murphy Because of its prime riverside location, the land beneath the oddly shaped, seven-story structure has long been coveted by developers pained by the profits uncaptured. Each succeeding owner of...

21 September 2009

1962 – Marina City, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Bertrand Goldberg Sitting on a three-acre site, Marina City is referred to as “the city within a city,” as there is a 16-story office building inside; a 1,750-seat theater and a 700-seat...

21 September 2009

1969 – John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Today, the John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois, is affectionately known as “Big John,” but it was not always this way. Located on North Michigan Avenue along...

21 September 2009

1971 – IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe This is Mies’ last American building and his largest, faced with dark aluminum and bronze-tinted glass.The original plan called for a U-shaped building, but the rectangular design was...

21 September 2009

1973 – Aon Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Edward Durell Stone & Associates The Aon Center (formerly the Amoco Building, Standard Oil Building or “Big Stan” as the building was often called) is one of the tallest in the world...

21 September 2009

1973 – Elysées Condominiums, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz and Associates The tower is a large slab resting on inverted triangular piers, which separate it from the wide base. The Chestnut Street lobby has a flamboyant art deco...

21 September 2009

1974 – Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Willis Tower, formerly named Sears Tower, is at 1450 feet and 110 stories, the tallest building in the United States. Once the world’s tallest building, and still...

21 September 2009

1983 – 333 Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates On the side facing the Chicago River, the building features a sweeping green glass façade, while on the other side the building adheres to the usual rectangular street...

21 September 2009

1983 – One Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Located at the inside corner of the Gold Coast streetwall where Lake Shore Drive turns east and the “Magnificent Mile” (Michigan Avenue’s glamorous shopping and hotel district)...