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 has been made the corporate headquarters for Boeing, which decided in 2001 to move from Seattle to Chicago.[2] 100 North Riverside Plaza is poised on the west side of the Chicago River directly across from the downtown Loop. The building responds to the clearance requirements of the site's commuter rail lines with a structural system that uses steel trusses to support its suspended southwest corner. It won the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois' "Most Innovative" Design Award.[citation needed] The building was originally constructed for the Morton Salt Company,[3] and has also housed offices of Ameritech.[citation needed] Navteq moved their headquarters to The Boeing Building in 2007.[citation needed]

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

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