The Arc at Old Colony

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The Arc at Old Colony
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The Arc at Old Colony is located in Chicago
The Arc at Old Colony
The Arc at Old Colony is located in Illinois
The Arc at Old Colony
The Arc at Old Colony is located in the US
The Arc at Old Colony
Location Chicago, IL
Coordinates 41°52′35.78″N 87°37′44.34″W / 41.8766056°N 87.6289833°W / 41.8766056; -87.6289833Coordinates: 41°52′35.78″N 87°37′44.34″W / 41.8766056°N 87.6289833°W / 41.8766056; -87.6289833
Built 1893
Architect Holabird & Roche
Architectural style Chicago
NRHP reference # 76000701 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 2, 1976
Designated CL July 7, 1978

The Arc at Old Colony (Old Colony Building until 2015)[2] is 17-story landmark building in the Chicago Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Designed by the architectural firm Holabird & Roche in 1893-94, it stands at approximately 215 feet and was the tallest building in Chicago at the time it was built.[3] The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on July 7, 1978.[4] It was the first tall building to use a system of internal portal arches as a means of bracing the structure against high winds.[5]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1] It is directly across the street to the west of the Harold Washington Library. The address of the Old Colony Building is 407 S. Dearborn Street.

Built as an office building, the Old Colony was converted to an apartment building in 2015. The units are marketed to college students attending school in the South Loop.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Kamin, Blair (2015-08-29). "Old Colony Building renovation has youthful kick". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  3. ^ "The Old Colony Building". Chief Engineers Association of Chicagoland. 2009. Retrieved October 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Old Colony Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved May 7, 2007. 
  5. ^ Schulze, Franz & Harrington, Kevin (2003). Chicago's Famous Buildings (5th ed.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 84. ISBN 0-226-74066-8.

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