515 North State in Chicago

Photo of 515 North State in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 515 North State in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 515 North State in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 515 North State in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 515 North State in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 515 North State in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation

2647 W. Jackson, Chicago, 1887

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515 North State
Formerly:American Medical Association Building

515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Near North Side 60654
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Notes
  • Developer: Buck Company
  • Developer: Miller Klutznick Davis Gray and Company
  • Architecture firm: Kenzo Tange Associates
  • Coordinating architects: Shaw & Associates
  • Structural engineer: Cohen Barreto Marchertas
  • This was the first American skyscraper designed by famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange.
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  • The four-story hole in the western corner of the building. It was designed to turn an otherwise unremarkable facade into a landmark.
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There are three comments.

  The first time I saw this building I was near the northeast corner of e. Ontario and n. Wabash. I couldn't believe the sight, it looked like a totally flat piece of blue paper with a 3-d hole cut in it. Unfortunately some mope put a building in between that corner and 515 North State, ruining that perfect angle forever. Sure, you can see the building from several blocks in every direction, but to truly experience the beauty of Kenzo Tange's design you need to see it like I did in 1999.

Peter V. Hughes - Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 @ 9:19pm  

  To gain a true sense of this building's beauty, go inside. Open view. Restful. What a great place to work.

Patricia Ames - Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 @ 10:44pm  

  The North side of the building looks like a giant piece of paper in the sky, to me that's cool.

Brent Kampert - Thursday, November 20th, 2008 @ 11:30am  

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