The Burnham Center in Chicago

Photo of The Burnham Center in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of The Burnham Center in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz. Licensed to Artefaqs Corporation

Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Building Facade with Reflections

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The Burnham Center
Formerly:Conway Building

111 West Washington, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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A classic Chicago-style skyscraper in a very visible location. The Burnham Center shows the evolution of the genre by incorporating all of its traditional elements, while also delivering the impression of being a modern building. Light is very important in the design, with the structure's rounded corners allowing a few more windows access to the sun. Access is also provided through the central light well -- a feature that was soon to disappear from American architectural sensibilities. This is not surprising, considering the fact that this was Daniel Burnham's last building.

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Timeline
  • 2007: Harbor Group International bought this building for $79.5 million.
  • December, 2012: Shidler Group bought this building for $100 million.
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  Nice lobby, which they don't allow you to even take photographs with a cellphone. It's the only one I've encountered in downtown Chicago.

Brule Laker - Sunday, November 24th, 2013 @ 2:02pm  

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