69 West Washington in Chicago

Photo of 69 West Washington in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 69 West Washington in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 69 West Washington in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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69 West Washington
Official name:Cook County Administration Building
Formerly:The Brunswick Building

69 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60602
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Notes
    > 17 October, 2003 - Fire breaks out on the 12th floor of this building. Six people die in a smoke-filled stairwell a few floors above the blaze.
    > 26 November, 2003 - Both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times report an investigation into the deadly blaze shows that firefighters did not take control of the building's public address system, and did not perform adequate searches of the stairwells.
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  • The way the facade of the building spreads outward just above the first floor.
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