Century Tower (Chicago)
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Trustees System Service Building
|Architect||Thielbar, Frederick J.; Fugard John Reed|
|Architectural style||Skyscraper, Art Deco|
|NRHP Reference #||98001132|
|Added to NRHP||September 3, 1998|
The building was first built in 1929 and has had a long list of various countries' embassies as tenants.
At the time of its completion, this was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world.
The property was converted from a commercial building to apartments in 2003.
In August, 2004 the building was used to film scenes from the movie Batman Begins.
In September 2005 the building became a condominium and its name changed to Century Tower.
The building was once home to:
- WIND (AM) radio.
- WJJD (AM) radio.
- the Belgian consulate.
- the Chinese consulate.
- the Cuban consulate.
- the Dominican consulate.
- the Grecian consulate.
- the Honduran consulate.
- the Hungarian consulate.
- the Italian consulate.
- the Mexican consulate.
The red marble used in the lobby is from an ancient Roman quarry in the city of Oran, Algeria.
The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This building has formerly been named:
- Skyline Century of Progress
- The Lake and Wells Building
- The 201 Tower
- Corn Products Building
- Trustees System Service Building