Chicago Title and Trust Center

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For the company's former headquarters, the Chicago Title & Trust Building, see Burnham Center.
Chicago Title and Trust Building
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The Chicago Title and Trust Building as seen from the west
General information
Type Office
Location 161 N. Clark St.
Chicago, Illinois
 United States
Coordinates 41°53′05″N 87°37′50″W / 41.88472°N 87.63056°W / 41.88472; -87.63056Coordinates: 41°53′05″N 87°37′50″W / 41.88472°N 87.63056°W / 41.88472; -87.63056
Construction started 1990
Completed 1992
Antenna spire 756 ft (230 m)
Technical details
Floor count 50
Lifts/elevators 23
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Structural engineer Severud Associates

Chicago Title & Trust Center is an office tower located in Chicago designed by the firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Before completion in 1990 the twin tower design was awarded The Chicago Athenaeum's "Best Building" Architecture Award,the award was received by one of the lead designers Kevin Flanagan.( view PLP Architects ). The fifty-storey building rises 756 feet (230 m) in the Loop and was completed in 1992, on the site of Chicago's Greyhound Bus Station.[1] Previously, a structure at 111 West Washington was known as the Chicago Title & Trust Building. After CT&T moved to the new tower in 1992, its former home became known as the Burnham Center.[2]

The new structure is sometimes simply referred to as the Chicago Title Tower.[3] One of the tower's most notable features is its eastern-facing slanted roof at upper levels. At night, the top of the building facing east and west is flooded with light, creating a memorable presence on the Chicago skyline.

The building was originally intended to have a twin at 181 N. Clark Street, but the plan has been dropped twice: first after the original completion of the first tower, and then again in 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks.[1] A multi-level parking structure currently occupies the space where the north tower may someday be constructed.

It has a basement-level pedway connection westward to the south-east corner of the James R. Thompson Center's food court.


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Position in Chicago's skyline[edit]

311 South Wacker Willis Tower Chicago Board of Trade Building 111 South Wacker AT&T Corporate Center Kluczynski Federal Building CNA Center Chase Tower Three First National Plaza Mid-Continental Plaza Richard J. Daley Center Chicago Title and Trust Center 77 West Wacker Pittsfield Building Leo Burnett Building The Heritage at Millennium Park Crain Communications Building IBM Plaza One Prudential Plaza Two Prudential Plaza Aon Center Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tower 340 on the Park Park Tower Olympia Centre 900 North Michigan John Hancock Center Water Tower Place Harbor Point The Parkshore North Pier Apartments Lake Point Tower Jay Pritzker Pavilion Buckingham Fountain Lake Michigan Lake Michigan Lake MichiganThe skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground are a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.


  1. ^ a b [:// Emporis Listing]
  2. ^ The Burnham Center
  3. ^ Glass Steel And Stone
  4. ^ Accenture Office Directory
  5. ^ a b Chicago's 161 North Clark Office Tower Signs Over 300,000 Square Feet of Leases