Chicago Architecture Info
Water Tower Place
Official name: Watertower Place
Address
845 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Designed by Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 74
Maximum height 859 feet/258 meters
Maximum length 1,059 feet/318 meters
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
More Information
  • Official stories: 74
  • Additional levels: Mezzanine between 1 and 2, plus a mechanical penthouse
  • Parking spaces: 699
  • Hotel rooms: 426
  • Hotel apartments: 10
  • Retail floor space: 935,659 square feet
  • 1973: Marshall Field approaches real estate developer Philip Klutznick about opening a second store in Chicago. The project would eventually develop into Water Tower Place.
  • 1974: Construction begins
  • 1975: Marshall Field's (now Macy's) opens its store in Water Tower Place
  • 1976: Construction is completed
  • November 28, 2006: Television talk show personality Oprah Winfrey buys a condominium in this building.
  • 2006: The Lord & Taylor anchor department store closes
  • 2007: It is announced that American Girl Place will move from Chicago Avenue into the former Lord & Taylor space.
  • April, 2011: Renovation begins on the first three floors of the Macy's store.