Civic Opera Building in Chicago

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Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Civic Opera Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

Chicago, Near North Side

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Civic Opera Building
Also known as:Civic Opera House

20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60606
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Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Seating: 3,500.
Timeline
  • 2007: This building was bought by Tishman Speyer Properties for $185 million.
  • February, 2012: This building was bought by Berkeley Properties for $125.78 million.
Notes
  • The man who commissioned this building, Samuel Insull, formed Commonwealth Edison.
  • When this building opened, water from the Chicago River was pumped inside for the hydraulic pumps that raised and lowered the stage.
Did You Know?
  • When this building was erected, the intention was for rent in the skyscraper to support the opera. But it opened just before the stock market crash, and both went bankrupt.
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