333 North Michigan in Chicago

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Photo of 333 North Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 333 North Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 333 North Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 333 North Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 333 North Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 333 North Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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333 North Michigan

333 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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Though it is known by its Michigan Avenue address, 333 North Michigan Avenue looks like it desperately wants to be one of the Wacker Drive crowd. Its narrow Wacker frontage features an 11-story tower section, while Michigan Avenue is left with the supporting wing. The intersection of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River is the most highly prized piece of real estate in the city. These lots were claimed more than a hundred years ago by companies with timeless names like Tribune and Wrigley. 333 North Michigan Avenue doesn’t have a pedigree, but it still dates from that age. It was the last-built of the four original spectacular skyscrapers erected at this intersection, and is based on a losing entry for the Tribune Tower contest. Art Deco in form and materials, limestone and polished marble are used on the exterior. With its rounded corners and extreme streamlining, this could almost be an Art Moderne creation. Like all proper Art Deco buildings, this one features a series of exterior reliefs. In this case, they were executed by Fred M. Torrey, and honor the development of Chicago at this, the intersection where it was founded.

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    *This building's design was inspired by Eliel Saarinen's failed entry into the Tribune Tower design competition. *The Torrey reliefs are as follows:
    The Portage
    The Hunter
    The Pioneer Woman
    The Fort Dearborn Attack
    The Covered Wagon Era
    The Traders
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  • Reliefs by Fred M. Torrey on the exterior of the fifth floor depicting scenes from Chicago's history.
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333 North Michigan in Chicago.  Photo by Suzanne Boswell
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