McGraw-Hill Building (Chicago)

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The building now is part of The Shops at North Bridge (formerly, Westfield North Bridge) complex.
Night view showing the Conrad sign.

The McGraw-Hill Building was a 16-story, 190-foot-tall (58 m) landmark building in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, at 520 N. Michigan Avenue. The facade and its architectural sculpture by Chicago-born artist Gwen Lux were designated a Chicago Landmark on February 7, 1997.[1] The building was demolished in 1998;[2] however, its facade was saved and reinstalled in 2000 on the new Le Méridien Chicago hotel building.[3] The hotel was renamed the Conrad Chicago in 2005.[4] The hotel was again renamed in 2015, becoming The Gwen, for sculptor Gwen Lux,[5][5] and is part of The Luxury Collection division of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.[6]


  1. ^ "McGraw-Hill Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved May 7, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Conrad Chicago Hotel". 2007. Retrieved May 7, 2007. 
  3. ^ "McGraw-Hill Building". 2007. Retrieved May 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ Bergen, Kathy and Thomas Corfman (October 25, 2005). "Le Meridien near sale". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b King, Danny (September 1, 2015). "The Gwen opens in Chicago". Travel Weekly. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ Rudnansky, Ryan (May 11, 2015). "Conrad Chicago To Be Rebranded Under The Luxury Collection". Retrieved September 7, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 41°53′29″N 87°37′29″W / 41.8915°N 87.6246°W / 41.8915; -87.6246