Madison Plaza

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Madison Plaza
Madison Plaza, Chicago.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 200 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 41°52′56″N 87°38′05″W / 41.88222°N 87.63472°W / 41.88222; -87.63472Coordinates: 41°52′56″N 87°38′05″W / 41.88222°N 87.63472°W / 41.88222; -87.63472
Construction started 1981
Completed 1982[1]
Opening 1982
Height
Roof 599 ft (183 m)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill[2]
Developer The Beitler Company[3]

Madison Plaza is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. The building rises 599 feet (182 m)[2] in the Chicago Loop.[3] It contains 45 floors, and was completed in 1982.[2] Madison Plaza currently stands as the 36th-tallest building in the city. The architectural firm who designed the building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the same firm who designed Chicago's Willis Tower and John Hancock Center and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Madison Plaza was designed with a "sawtooth edge", and incorporates six corners onto the southeast face of the building.[3] Thus, the building has nine corner offices on most of its floors.[3] Madison Plaza was originally proposed to have a twin tower located on the lot situated south of the tower.[3] However, plans for a second tower were ultimately abandoned. Six years later, in 1988, the Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle was proposed for construction on the same lot, adjacent to Madison Plaza.[3] Plans called for 125-story tower that was to rise 2,000 ft (610 m).[4] However, that plan was also eventually cancelled. The lot is now the site of a parking garage.[3]

Madison Plaza is the location of "Dawn Shadows", a famous black metal sculpture created by Louise Berliawsky Nevelson.[3] The sculpture was brought to the plaza in 1983.

>>NOTE: Madison Plaza is also a plaza in New York, at the corner of Madison and Pearl, near Chatham Square. http://www.lowermanhattan.info/construction/project_updates/james_madison_plaza_reconstruction_54332.aspx

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madison Plaza". Artefaqs Corporation. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Madison Plaza". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Madison Plaza". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

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