One North LaSalle

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Northeastward view of One North LaSalle Building, the light grey building just beyond the Roanoke Building, from LaSalle Street.

The One North LaSalle Building or One LaSalle Street Building is a building in the LaSalle Street corridor in the Loop community area of Chicago. It was for some time one of Chicago's tallest buildings. Built in 1930 by architects Vitzthum & Burns, it replaces the Tacoma Building by Holabird & Roche.[1] The building is located across Madison Street from Roanoke Building. It was designated a Chicago Landmark on April 16, 1996,[2] and added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1999. Its 5th floor relief panels depict the explorations of René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.[3]

One LaSalle Street Building
One North LaSalle is located in Chicago
One North LaSalle
One North LaSalle is located in Illinois
One North LaSalle
One North LaSalle is located in the US
One North LaSalle
Location 1 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′55.37″N 87°37′55.68″W / 41.8820472°N 87.6321333°W / 41.8820472; -87.6321333Coordinates: 41°52′55.37″N 87°37′55.68″W / 41.8820472°N 87.6321333°W / 41.8820472; -87.6321333
Built 1930
Architect Vitzthum, Karl Martin; Burns, John J.
Architectural style Skyscraper, Art Deco
NRHP Reference # 99001378 [4]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 22, 1999
Designated CL April 16, 1996.<

Height and Ranking[edit]

The Chicago Board of Trade Building was the tallest building in Chicago for some 35 years by conventional definitions. At 530 ft and 48 stories, One North LaSalle was the fourth tallest building (fifth tallest after the completion of the LaSalle National Bank Building) structure for approximately the same period. Other sources, however, claim this building was the tallest structure for approximately the same period defined by excluding items on top of the main building such as the Board of Trade Building's statue and pyramidal top, the steeple of the Chicago Temple Building, the pyramidal top of the Pittsfield Building, and the mansard roof of the Civic Opera House.[2][5] The height differences are easily seen in scale depictions.[6]


  1. ^ [1] Copper Country Architects
  2. ^ a b "One North LaSalle Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  3. ^ "One North LaSalle". 2007. Retrieved May 13, 2007. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "One North LaSalle Street". Chicagoland Chief Engineer. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Diagrams: Chicago Skyscrapers in 1930". 2007. Retrieved November 5, 2007.