The Northwest Tower, popularly known as the Coyote Building, is a 12-story art deco building at the corner of North Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. It was designed by Perkins, Chatten & Hammond and built between 1928 and 1929. It was one of the first skyscrapers in Chicago to have been constructed outside the downtown area.
The Northwest Tower was built on the site of the Noel State Bank, near the Damen stop on the Chicago 'L'. It was originally marketed to lawyers, doctors, and other professionals. In the 1980s, it became home to the Tower Coyote Gallery, reportedly named because artists thought the building resembled a howling coyote. Over the next two decades, the surrounding neighborhood held an annual arts festival called Around the Coyote. In 2008, the Chicago Zoning Board approved plans to convert the building into a hotel, but financial difficulties prevented the building's owner from moving ahead with the project.
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