London Guarantee and Accident Building in Chicago

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Photo of London Guarantee and Accident Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of London Guarantee and Accident Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of London Guarantee and Accident Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of London Guarantee and Accident Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of London Guarantee and Accident Building in Chicago, Illinois
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I think- I now-know- why they never DEMO'ed this building.....cause it'd take twenty tons of TNT to blow this sucka down....

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London Guarantee and Accident Building
Also known as:360 North Michigan

360 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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Quick Facts
Timeline
  • 2002: This building was sold to the Chetrit Group.
  • January 2, 2006: Crain's Chicago Business reported that the owners of this building planed to convert the top five floors of offices into 75 condominiums.
  • 2013: A new plan was announced to turn this building in a luxury hotel.
  • 2014: The neighboring parking lot was demolished to make way for a 21-story addition to this building.
Did You Know?
  • This is the location of Fort Dearborn, the first permanent settlement that would eventually become Chicago.
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  I've been watching the progress of the new addition from across the river for the last three months. While it's clearly more modern than the original building, it blends well. Window spacing echoes the rhythm of the original. The cornice height matches the 1923 structure (as well as the setback of the adjacent Mather Tower). The curtain wall fronting on Wacker is mostly glass, but several horizontal opaque bands match the original masonry color. Altogether, an historically-sensitive but not unduly imitative addition (and, of course, a great improvement on the flat parking lot that formerly wasted this highly-visible space.

Alan Follett - Saturday, December 19th, 2015 @ 10:17am  

  A handsome, clasically-influenced bulding in one of Chicago's most visible locations, the design makes good use of its oddly-shaped site, and blends perfectly with the concrete of Wacker Drive and its bridgehouses. Now if only they could bring back the London House...

Alan Follett - Saturday, September 8th, 2012 @ 9:28am  

  It was the home of one of the nations most revered rock radio stations - WLS, as well as it's FM (WDAI) and of course, the legendary Paul Harvey broadcast from the 3rd floor. One of Chi town's most famous restaurants, The London House, was in the floor level. Lots of memories from working in that building in the 1970's. (I was with ABC).

Jim Davis - Friday, October 26th, 2007 @ 2:47pm  

  The lobby ceiling is not to be missed. It was "discovered" under an ugly drop ceiling during the 2001 renovation.

richbh - Thursday, August 9th, 2007 @ 2:05am