120 North LaSalle in Chicago

Photo of 120 North LaSalle in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
Photo of 120 North LaSalle in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz
  Scroll down for more pictures  
Photo of 120 North LaSalle in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 120 North LaSalle in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

Tribute

Posted to the Flickr Pool by 83792268@N03

Add your photos!

Royalty-free architecture stock photography

120 North LaSalle

120 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60602
Previous   Random   Next


Print this page   •   Share this page   •   Map This

Quick Facts
Statistics
    *Parking: 364 spaces
Notes
  • The mosaic over the entrance depicting the flights of Daedalus and Icarus was created by Roger Brown.
  • The mosaic is 54 feet wide and 27 feet tall.
  • When this building was first completed, the curve of its top four floors was illuminated at night. The lights were later deemed too bright and garish.
  • Architect: Helmut Jahn
  • There are six floors of parking on levels 2-7.
  • The utility and elevator core is on the southeast corner of the building.
  • The grid-like visual element is known as “the ladder.”
  • The construction of this building also involved turning the neighboring alley, known as Court place, into a more welcoming pedestrian shortcut.
  • The east and west sides of the building have bay windows running up nearly the entire height of the building.
  • The facade is grey and white granite
Rate This Skyscraper
method='post' action='/Building.php?ID=1307#Rate'>Current rating:50% 70%  name='Rating' id='Rating' value='Praise' class='Plain'> name='Rating' id='Rating' value='Raze' class='Plain'>
Your Thoughts

There is one comment.

  The exterior of the building is unique on LaSalle Street, and that mosaic is on the front is truly wonderful, especially since it is a warning of hubris directly across the street and quite visible from the office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago! No irony, there, Helmut!Unfortunately, this is a zero amenity building, and its ground floor tenant space previously occupied by a Bank of America branch has been vacant since 2010 (a Thai restaurant at the rear of the building is accessed via Wells St.) The interior elevator lobby on the first floor is a dark mausoleum. The floors are small enough that there can be a lot of natural light coming in everywhere, and if you're luck enough to have an office with one of those bay windows on LaSalle Street, this is a great architectural view. A saving grace is that this is the westernmost point on the underground pedway, although access to it through City Hall is difficult to locate.

Warren Woods - Friday, November 22nd, 2013 @ 9:32am