Chase Tower (Chicago)

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Chase Tower
Chase Tower in Chicago.jpg
General information
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States[1]
Coordinates 41°52′54″N 87°37′48″W / 41.8816°N 87.6301°W / 41.8816; -87.6301Coordinates: 41°52′54″N 87°37′48″W / 41.8816°N 87.6301°W / 41.8816; -87.6301
Construction started 1964
Completed 1969[1]
Height
Roof 850 ft (260 m)[1][2]
Technical details
Floor count 60 total[3]
Floor area 2.2 million ft²[4]
Design and construction
Architect C.F. Murphy Associates, Perkins and Will[5]
References
[6]

Chase Tower, located in the Chicago Loop area of Chicago at 10 South Dearborn Street, is a 60 story skyscraper completed in 1969. At 850 feet (259 m) tall, it is the tenth tallest building in Chicago, the tallest building inside the Chicago 'L' Loop elevated tracks, and the 32nd tallest in the United States. Chase Bank has its U.S. and Canada commercial and retail banking headquarters here.[7] The building is also the headquarters of Exelon.[8] The building and its plaza (known as Exelon Plaza) occupy the entire block bounded by Clark, Dearborn, Madison, and Monroe Streets.

History[edit]

The building first opened in 1969 as First National Plaza. When constructed, it was the headquarters of First Chicago Corporation. [9] In 1998, it became the headquarters for Bank One Corporation, and accordingly it was renamed Bank One Tower.[10] The current name dates from October 24, 2005, after Bank One merged with Chase.

Since May 2005 the National Public Radio show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is taped on Thursday nights before a live audience at the Chase Auditorium under the plaza.[11]

Design and features[edit]

Design architects for the construction were C.F. Murphy Associates, Stanislaw Z. Gladych and Perkins and Will.[3] Chase Tower is known for both its distinctive curving shape and its vibrant public space: a deep sunken plaza at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop, complete with a jet fountain and Marc Chagall's ceramic wall mural Four Seasons. [9]

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Position in Chicago's skyline[edit]

311 South Wacker Willis Tower Chicago Board of Trade Building 111 South Wacker AT&T Corporate Center Kluczynski Federal Building CNA Center Chase Tower Three First National Plaza Mid-Continental Plaza Richard J. Daley Center Chicago Title and Trust Center 77 West Wacker Pittsfield Building Leo Burnett Building The Heritage at Millennium Park Crain Communications Building IBM Plaza One Prudential Plaza Two Prudential Plaza Aon Center Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tower 340 on the Park Park Tower Olympia Centre 900 North Michigan John Hancock Center Water Tower Place Harbor Point The Parkshore North Pier Apartments Lake Point Tower Jay Pritzker Pavilion Buckingham Fountain Lake Michigan Lake Michigan Lake MichiganThe skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground are a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chase Tower - Chicago Architecture". Chicagoarchitecture.info. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Skyscraper.org". Skyscraper.org. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b Chase Tower - Chicago Architecture
  4. ^ "Chase Tower". Skyscraper.org. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Chase Tower, Chicago". A View on Cities. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  6. ^ Chase Tower (Chicago) at Emporis
  7. ^ JPMorgan History | The History of Our Firm
  8. ^ "Contact Us." Exelon. Retrieved on December 5, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Chase Tower". Skyscraper.org. Retrieved 2007-07-08. 
  10. ^ "Contact Information." Bank One Corporation. April 10, 2001. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  11. ^ "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!." Retrieved on February 9, 2010.

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