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Three First National Plaza

Coordinates: 41°52′57″N 87°37′50″W / 41.8824°N 87.6305°W / 41.8824; -87.6305
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Three First National Plaza
Three First National Plaza is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Three First National Plaza
Location within Chicago metropolitan area
Three First National Plaza is located in Illinois
Three First National Plaza
Three First National Plaza (Illinois)
Three First National Plaza is located in the United States
Three First National Plaza
Three First National Plaza (the United States)
General information
LocationChicago, Cook County, Illinois
Coordinates41°52′57″N 87°37′50″W / 41.8824°N 87.6305°W / 41.8824; -87.6305
Roof767 ft (234 m)
Technical details
Floor count57
Floor area1,439,369 sq ft (133,721.8 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Three First National Plaza is a 57-story office tower in Chicago located at 70 West Madison Street. Completed in 1981, the building is one of the tallest in Chicago at 767 feet (234 m). The 1,439,369-square-foot (133,721.8 m2) building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in a sawtooth shape to minimize obstructions it might cause to nearby buildings. The design also allows for thirteen corner offices on lower floors and nine corner offices in the upper regions. The exterior façade is clad in Carnelian granite and features 10-foot-wide bay windows (3.0 m) suggestive of traditional Chicago school architecture.

Large Internal-External Upright Form by Henry Moore

Three First National Plaza's nine-story atrium used to contain "Large Internal-External Upright Form", a sculpture by Henry Moore. The sculpture was removed and sold in 2016 following a remodel of the lobby. The building features pedway access, and was once connected to Chase Tower by a second-story skywalk.

Three First National Plaza

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Position in Chicago's skyline[edit]

The skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground is a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.311 South WackerWillis TowerChicago Board of Trade Building111 South WackerAT&T Corporate CenterKluczynski Federal Building333 South WabashChase TowerThree First National PlazaMid-Continental PlazaRichard J. Daley CenterChicago Title and Trust Center77 West WackerPittsfield BuildingLeo Burnett BuildingThe Heritage at Millennium ParkCrain Communications BuildingIBM PlazaOne Prudential PlazaTwo Prudential PlazaAon CenterBlue Cross and Blue Shield Tower340 on the ParkPark TowerOlympia Centre900 North Michigan875 North Michigan AvenueWater Tower PlaceHarbor PointThe ParkshoreNorth Pier ApartmentsLake Point TowerJay Pritzker PavilionBuckingham FountainLake MichiganLake MichiganLake Michigan


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