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77 West Wacker Drive

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Address

77 W. Wacker Dr.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Architect

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, 1992

Iridium Center

MRSA, 2016

Description

At 50 stories, this Greek-influenced glass skyscraper is one of Chicago's Postmodern masterpieces. It is arguably the most prominent high-rise in Chicago not designed by an American architect; its Spanish architect also designed Citadel Center a decade later. The building was originally the world headquarters of R.R. Donnelly and later United Airlines. Its most striking exterior feature is a triangular pediment crown, a nod to neo-classical architecture such as the Art Institute. The unusual, geometric piers and spandrels are clad in Portuguese granite. The classical Greek connection is emphasized throughout the meticulously-designed lobby with generous use of Thassos marble, one-of-a-kind art installations and a reflecting pool.

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Archived In

2017