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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Inland Steel Building

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Address

30 W. Monroe St., Suite 400

Neighborhood

Downtown

Building

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1958

Interior

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 2018

Description

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient and sustainable architecture on an international scale—designing everything from low and mid-rise residential to mixed-use supertall towers. AS + GG moved their Chicago studio into the historic Inland Steel building in 2018. The 19-story Inland Steel Building was the first skyscraper to be built in the Loop after the Great Depression. Its column-free layout, glass and stainless steel exterior and separate service core make it an iconic building and a Modernist landmark.

Free architectural walking tours by Docomomo Chicago

Take a free walking tour of the Loop's iconic urban plazas with Docomomo Chicago, beginning at the Inland Steel Building.

The tour will be offered twice on Saturday and head to places like the Chicago Federal Center and the James R. Thompson Center. Both tours will be led by landscape architect Michael Finn, Illinois State Museum curator Doug Stapleton and JPMorgan Chase Art Collection curator Jason Molchanow. Advance registration is appreciated. Register for Tour #1 and Tour #2.

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Archived In

2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018