The U.S. Bank Building in Chicago

Photo of The U.S. Bank Building in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The U.S. Bank Building in Chicago, Illinois
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The U.S. Bank Building
Formerly:190 South LaSalle

190 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60603
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190 South LaSalle is another very-1980's skyscraper, with its beige exterior and faux gabled roof. But what it lacks in originality, it more than makes up for in height. It appears to be a very tall château complete with small rose windows in the gables and arched one-story windows capping the vertical window elements, unifying them into a single form. Perhaps too much effort was spent emphasizing the verticality of these windows, as their proportions make it look like some kind of ritzy high-rise jail. It is most notable, however for the fact that this was John Burgee's first skyscraper in his native Chicago.

Quick Facts
  • Floor space: 773,000 square feet
  • May, 2006: C.B. Richard Ellis bought this building for $137,000,000.
  • May, 2013: Tishman Speyer Properties bought this building for $211 million.
  • May 15, 2013: This building was renamed the U.S. Bank Building.
  • Architect: Philip Johnson
  • Architect: John Burgee
  • The design of this building was inspired by Burnham and Root's now demolished Masonic Temple from 1892.
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