Heller International Building

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Heller International Building
Heller International building Chicago.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 500 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Construction started 1990
Completed 1992[1]
Opening 1992
Roof 600 ft (180 m)
Technical details
Floor count 45
Floor area 1,586,988 sq ft (147,436.0 m2)[2]
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Developer Tishman Speyer Properties

The Heller International Building is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. The building rises 600 feet (183 m) in Chicago's Near West Side neighborhood.[3] It contains 45 floors, and was completed in 1992.[4] The Heller International Building currently stands as the 44th-tallest building in the city. The architectural firm who designed the building was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the same firm who designed Chicago's Sears Tower and John Hancock Center and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The Heller International Building currently stands as the tallest building in Chicago situated west of the Chicago River.[3] One year after its completion, in 1993, the building won the "Best Structure Award" from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.[3] The building's design incorporated a unique turret-like structure on the structure's southeastern corner. The turret stands as the building's highest architectural point, and is illuminated in white lights at night.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Heller International Building". Chicago Architecture, Artefaqs Corporation. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  2. ^ "Heller International Tower". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-08.
  3. ^ a b c d "Heller International Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  4. ^ "Heller International Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
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  6. ^ GE Healthcare headquarters moving to Chicago
  7. ^ New GE Transportation headquarters in Chicago skyscraper

Coordinates: 41°52′51″N 87°38′26″W / 41.88083°N 87.64056°W / 41.88083; -87.64056