The Oriental Theater Building in Chicago

Photo of The Oriental Theater Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The Oriental Theater Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
  Scroll down for more pictures  
Photo of The Oriental Theater Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The Oriental Theater Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation

Chicago IL 9.16.2017

Posted to the Flickr Pool by quonphotography

Add your photos!

Royalty-free architecture stock photography

The Oriental Theater Building
Official name:The Ford Center for the Performing Arts
Formerly:The Civic Tower Building
Formerly:The United Masonic Temple

24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
Previous   Random   Next


Print this page   •   Share this page   •   Map This

Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Length: 140 feet
  • Width: 181 feet
Timeline
  • 1981: The theater was so run down that it closed to the public.
  • 1996: Renovations began.
  • 1998: The theater opened to the public.
  • 2013: A proposal was floated to turn the office portion of this building into residences.
Notes
  • Developer: The United Masonic Temple Corporation
  • Architect: Cornelius W. Rapp
  • Architect: George L. Rapp
  • This is one of many buildings in the Loop designed to be extended vertically with a tower addition.
  • This building has a tunnel that runs west beneath the neighboring buildings and out to another tunnel running north and south under Dearborn Street.
Did You Know?
  • This is the site of the old Iriquois Theater. It burned in 1903 in one of the most tragic fires in American history. 602 people died. The building was repaired and re-opened, but was later razed, and the Oriental erected in its place.
Rate This Skyscraper
method='post' action='/Building.php?ID=1095#Rate'>Current rating:50% 70%  name='Rating' id='Rating' value='Praise' class='Plain'> name='Rating' id='Rating' value='Raze' class='Plain'>
Your Thoughts

There are no comments. You can be the first to add your thoughts to this page.

Name:

Please tell us your name (Example: "Jim W.")
It doesn't have to be your real name, but it's more social that way.

E-mail address:

E-mail address is used for validation only. It will not be displayed.
We do not spam.

Your location:
Your rating:
Your comments:
Current month (MM): This helps fight spam bots.
Current year (YYYY): This also helps fight spam bots.