123 North Wacker in Chicago

Photo of 123 North Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 123 North Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 123 North Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 123 North Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 123 North Wacker in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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123 North Wacker

123 North Wacker, Chicago, Illinois, The Loop 60606
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123 North Wacker is a very interesting building because of its conflicting styles. It is at once harmonious with other very-1980's skyscrapers, and with something a little more ancient. The upper stories of the building are arranged in a shape reminiscent of an ancient temple with an altar formation, topped by a pyramid illuminated from within at night. While it's an interesting idea, it is executed, perhaps, too subtle, and the effect is lost on the casual viewer.

Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Floor space: 525,000 square feet
Timeline
  • Summer, 1986: The first occupants moved into this building.
Notes
  • Developer: Rubloff
  • The pyramid at the top of this building is made of horizontal pipes which are illuminated by floodlights inside the pyramid.
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  R2D2 with a dunce cap ? A football player shrugging? A lost Lego man? Perhaps it's too whimsical for the City with the Big Shoulders, but so is the Piccaso in Daley Center. Actually, I like it, especially the bands of two different vertical colors, the contrasting gray separation strips, and the double square window treatment.

carl hupert - Friday, August 13th, 2010 @ 10:04pm  

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