Boeing International Headquarters

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Boeing International Headquarters
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General information
Location 100 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°53′2.8″N 87°38′19.5″W / 41.884111°N 87.638750°W / 41.884111; -87.638750Coordinates: 41°53′2.8″N 87°38′19.5″W / 41.884111°N 87.638750°W / 41.884111; -87.638750
Construction started 1988
Completed 1990
Cost $170,000,000
Owner Boeing
Roof 561 feet (171 m)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Floor area 770,300 square feet (71,600 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Perkins and Will

The Boeing International Headquarters (colloquially known as the Boeing Building and formerly known as the Morton International Building) is a 36-floor skyscraper located in the Near West Side of Chicago. The building, at 100 North Riverside Plaza, is located on the west side of the Chicago River directly across from the downtown Loop. The building was designed with a structural system that uses steel trusses to support its suspended southwest corner in order to clear the Amtrak and Metra railroad tracks immediately beneath it. It won the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois' "Most Innovative" Design Award.[citation needed]

The building was originally constructed for the Morton Salt Company;[2] Boeing moved their corporate headquarters there in 2001 when they opted to leave Seattle for Chicago.[3] Navteq moved their headquarters to the Boeing Building in 2007.[citation needed] It has also housed offices of Ameritech.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "The Boeing Corporate Headquarters". Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Boeing's First Day in New Era Goes Largely Unnoticed in Seattle, Chicago." The Seattle Times. September 5, 2001. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  3. ^ Merrion, Paul. "It's official: Boeing picks Windy City." Crain's Chicago Business. Thursday May 10, 2001. Retrieved on August 31, 2014.

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