Mather Tower in Chicago

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Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Mather Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of Mather Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Mather Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Mather Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Mather Tower in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Mather Tower in Chicago, Illinois
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Mather Tower

75 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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Quick Facts
Timeline
  • 1998: Pieces of the terra cotta facade fell off the tower. It was wrapped in mesh as a precaution.
  • 2000: The cupola at the top of the building was declared structurally unsound, and was removed.
  • November, 2001: The cupola was replaced at the top of the building.
  • November 22, 2003: Tiles fell off the Mather Tower and hit two pedestrians on the street below.
  • May, 2009: River Hotel opened inside this building.
Did You Know?
  • The original design for this building included a second idential building and a radio tower.
  • Tennants at the top floor of this building have a great view, but only 280 square feet of space.
  • The building was originally named after Alonzo Mather, who invented a more humane way to bring cattle to market on rail cars.
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  my great uncle artist/cartoonist john humski had his studio on the top floor. we would have to get off the elevator and walk up some stairs to get to it. he also had a very small outside balconey over looking the lake. one year he was the president of the art institute.

gary greene - Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 @ 6:57pm  

  i grew up running around this building. my grandfather,john owens,was a stationary engineer here during the 40's & 50's. we had a marked parking place on lower wacker and rode the manlift up to the boiler room. i watched the construction of the prudential building from the cupola attop ,my favorite hideout. i believe the tower was the tallest building then. what a view!

john m. owens - Saturday, June 27th, 2015 @ 10:56am