Bank of America Plaza (Chicago)

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Bank of America Plaza
General information
Location 540 West Madison
Chicago, Illinois USA
Coordinates 41°52′57″N 87°38′30″W / 41.8826°N 87.6416°W / 41.8826; -87.6416Coordinates: 41°52′57″N 87°38′30″W / 41.8826°N 87.6416°W / 41.8826; -87.6416
Construction started 2001
Completed 2003
Owner Bank of America
Landlord Jones Lang LaSalle
Height
Roof 453 ft (138 m)
Technical details
Floor count 29
Lifts/elevators 12
Design and construction
Architect DeStefano and Partners

Bank of America Plaza is an office building located in the West Loop area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The building was built for ABN AMRO, parent company of Chicago financial institution LaSalle Bank. To the east sits Citicorp Center building and to the south, residential-complex of Presidential Towers. In the base of the building, there is a LaSalle Bank branch, a Starbucks Coffee and an Au Bon Pain restaurant.

The building is anchored by West Madison Street, West Washington Street, North Jefferson Street and North Clinton streets. It was completed in 2003. The building has a total of 29 floors that span 453 feet. Cost are estimated to have been near $387 million (US). It took approximately 3 years to erect. It goal was to comprise all office workers in Chicago from the five buildings the company occupied previous to the construction of the Plaza.

The building is now owned by Bank of America. Ownership was transferred when BofA purchased LaSalle Bank from ABN AMRO. The icon green and yellow shield was removed in the spring of 2008 from the building's top.

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