Wacker Tower in Chicago

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

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Wacker Tower
Formerly:The Chicago Motor Club Building

68 East Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60601
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  • 2011: The Chicago architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed a 16-story addition to this building which was going to be part of a project to turn the property into a hotel.
Notes
  • This building formerly used the address 68 East South Water Street.
  • The mural in the lobby showing America's main routes in the 1920's was done by John Warner Norton. The mural is oil paint on canvas and measures 29 feet wide and 19 feet tall.
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  An interesting Deco mini-skyscraper currently unoccupied and giving the impression of having fallen into some neglect The saddest feature (not shown in any of the photos, but very visible from the street) is the west elevation, now rendered blotchy by the painting-over of the former Chicago Motor Club sign. This is particularly unfortunate, since this surface forms the visual backdrop for the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist next door. Perhaps this will be remedied if the hotel conversion proposed by Aries Capital in 2011 goes through..

Alan Follett - Friday, September 14th, 2012 @ 4:45pm  

   What you can't see from the street: the building includes an intact two-story lobby that celebrates the early days of the Countryâs burgeoning automobile culture and industry with a mural by Chicago artist John W. Norton, who also painted a mural of Ceres, the Roman goddess of the harvest, in the Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 W. Jackson Blvd.

Amy - Thursday, November 11th, 2010 @ 5:30pm  

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