Skip to main content

The Builders BLDG

Please note: this site will be closing at 4pm Sunday, October 14.

Address

222 N. LaSalle St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: 10am - 4pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, 1927

Description

The massive 26-story Builder's Building once featured showrooms of construction materials and techniques. The original design, a limestone and terra cotta office building wrapped around a central atrium, is fairly standard. But a curious 1986 renovation extended the building east along Wacker Dr. The addition added floors and a sloping glass wall resembling an oversized mansard roof. The building's tall, elegant lobby doubles as a space for events.

Behind the Scenes

Take in the impressive height of one of Chicago’s least-known grand atrium lobbies.