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300 East Randolph

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Address

300 E. Randolph St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Lohan Associates, 1997

Addition

Goettsch Partners, 2010

Description

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Tower is a curiosity among Chicago high-rises due to its construction in two phases over two separate decades. The original 30-story building was completed in 1997 to satisfy the health insurance company’s immediate space needs. However, it was also engineered to allow for future upward growth. From 2007 to 2010, 24 stories were added, seamlessly extending the building to 54 floors in height. The tower's extensive use of glass, inside and out, creates stunning atrium spaces and provides outstanding views of Grant Park and Lakeshore East.

Visitor Experience

Visit the 30th floor event space--normally only available to tenants of the building--with stunning views of Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park. Videos and models will interpret the unique construction process of this building. Visitors must show photo ID upon arrival.