55 West Wacker in Chicago

Photo of 55 West Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 55 West Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 55 West Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 55 West Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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55 West Wacker
Formerly:Ryan Insurance Building

55 West Wacker, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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A quirky little building with an unusually prominent position on the Chicago River. It is sometimes called the "Pound Building" because its form in some ways resembles the tic-tac-toe shape of a pound (#) or octothorp symbol. The construction rises on two central columns from which hang each floor of the building, giving corners without columns and an bristly appearance.

Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Floor space: 202,000 square feet
Timeline
  • 1987: The building was renovated at a cost of $10,000,000 by The Austin Company and Pyramid III.
  • 2004: The Chicago bureau of Fox News Channel moved into this building.
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