1700 East 56th Street

Coordinates: 41°47′37″N 87°34′59″W / 41.7936°N 87.5831°W / 41.7936; -87.5831
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1700 East 56th Street
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The tallest building in Chicago south of 13th Street
General information
Location1700 E. 56th Street.
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°47′37″N 87°34′59″W / 41.7936°N 87.5831°W / 41.7936; -87.5831
Roof376 feet (115 m)
Technical details
Floor count40
Design and construction
Architect(s)Loewenberg & Loewenberg
Official website
Community areas of Chicago (12th street is the border between area 32 and area 33).

1700 East 56th Street, also known as 1700 Building, is a 38-story luxury apartment building overlooking Lake Michigan and adjacent to Jackson Park and the Museum of Science and Industry in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Designed by Loewenberg Architects,[2] its construction was completed in 1968,[3] followed by a condominium conversion in 1994.[4] With 369 residences, this was the largest Hyde Park condominium conversion in a decade,[5] when a recession and soaring interest rates halted Chicago's condo conversion frenzy.[6]

This is the tallest building in Chicago south of 13th Street.[7]

The condominium conversion had five different unit designs, each named after a famous Chicago architect:[5]

  • The Adler, a 569-square-foot (52.9 m2) studio unit
  • The Burnham, a 793-square-foot (73.7 m2)1-bedroom, 1-bath unit
  • The Sullivan, a 1,166-square-foot (108.3 m2), a 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit
  • The Mies van der Rohe, a 1,263-square-foot (117.3 m2) corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit
  • the Wright, a 1,648-square-foot (153.1 m2) corner 3-bedroom, 3-bath unit


  1. ^ "Emporis building ID 117193". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Loewenberg architects
  3. ^ "Chicago Skyline". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved July 22, 2007.
  4. ^ "Condo Conversion Is Largest In Decade for Hyde Park". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times News Group. May 24, 1994. Retrieved July 21, 2007.
  5. ^ a b Cunniff, Bill (June 12, 1994). "Condo Models Debut in Hyde Park Building". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  6. ^ .Guarino, Jean (June 25, 1995). "MAKING IT MOVE : How to Buy a Condo that Will Sell". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 24, 2007.
  7. ^ "1700 East 56th Street". Emporis. 2007. Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved June 4, 2007.