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Architecture of Illinois

21 September 2009

1984 – Smurfit-Stone Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: A. Epstein and Sons International, Inc. Located at the northwest corner of Grant Park, on the former site of the John Crerar Library. The library was erected in 1920 and designed by...

21 September 2009

1985 – James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Murphy/Jahn The James R. Thompson Center houses offices of the State of Illinois. The building opened in May 1985 as the State of Illinois Center. It was re-dedicated in 1993 to honor...

21 September 2009

1985 – Michigan Plaza South, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Fujikawa Johnson & Associates The main entrance to Illinois Center’s shopping concourse is through this building set back from Michigan Avenue by a small plaza. Before the plaza’s renovation in 2000 the...

21 September 2009

1986 – Olympia Centre, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP The tower consists of 640,000 square feet of residential units over 370,000 square feet of office space, and is the tallest mid-block building in Chicago. The tower...

21 September 2009

1989 – 900 North Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates This 66-storey building gathers its meaning by incorporating distinctive elements of Chicago architecture. The structure, which is clad in a cream-coloured limestone and light reflective green glass, has...

21 September 2009

1989 – Leo Burnett Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates The Leo Burnett Building is widely considered one of the top ten buildings in the Chicago downtown area and is a prominent and highly recognizable component...

21 September 2009

1990 – Two Prudential Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Loebl Schlossman & Hackl The Prudential Plaza redevelopment project sparked new vitality for the immediate area with renovation of the existing 41-story One Prudential Plaza; construction of a new 64-story, 1.2 million...

21 September 2009

1992 – R.R. Donnelley Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Ricardo Bofill 540 high-intensity lamps accentuate the plaza and facades at night. The 48-foot high main lobby is built of Mediterranean marble and contains bamboo trees and 2 large sculptures. A private...

21 September 2009

2000 – Park Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Lucien Lagrange & Associates The development included the 1917 Perkins Fellows & Hamilton Studios, a 3-story official landmark north of the tower. Its ornate gothic fa├žade, with a sculpture by Emil R....