Morrison Hotel (Chicago)

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Morrison Hotel
Morrison Hotel Postcard.jpg
20th century postcard of the Morrison Hotel.
General information
Status Demolished
Type hotel
Location 15-29 South Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois
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
Completed 1915
Roof 526.1 feet (160.4 m)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Design and construction
Architect Holabird & Roche

The Morrison Hotel was a high rise hotel in the downtown Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It was designed by the architectural firm of Marshall and Fox, and completed in 1915. The hotel was demolished in 1965 to make room for the First National Bank Building (now Chase Tower).

Standing 526 feet (160 m) high, the Morrison Hotel was the first building outside of New York City to have more than 40 floors. At the time of its razing, it was the tallest building to have ever been demolished anywhere in the world.[2]