Chicago Architecture Info

401 North Michigan Avenue

Formerly known as The Equitable Building
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 35
Maximum height 457 feet/137 meters
Neighborhood: Near North Side
More Information
  • This was the site of John Baptiste du Sable's home. He was the first permanent resident of Chicago.
  • 1992: The courtyard in front of this building is renovated and connected to another public space, fulfilling the part of the city's 100-year-old master plan.
  • November, 2001: This building is sold to Zeller Realty for $120,000,000.
  • December, 2003: WMAQ television opens a $1,000,000 ground-floor showcase studio in this building.
  • May, 2007: WRDZ radio (1300 AM) moved into this building.