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21 September 2009

1929 – Chrysler Building, New York

Architect: William Van Alen A distinctive symbol of New York City, originally built for the Chrysler Corporation, this was the first structure in the world to surpass the 1,000 foot mark. At the...

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

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 façade, with a sculpture by Emil R....

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

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

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

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

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...