Chicago Architecture Info

One Magnificent Mile

940 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Facts

Address 940 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Neighborhood Gold Coast
Built 1978-1983
Architect Bruce Graham
Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Type
  • Skyscraper
  • Office
  • Residential
  • Retail
Floors 58
Height 673 feet
Cost $100,000,000
Retail space 63,172 square feet at opening
Residences 182 at opening

Notes

  • The building is organized as three hexagons. One 21 stories tall, the second 49 stories tall, and the third 57 stories tall.
  • This was formerly the location of the original Playboy Club, opened February 29, 1960 at 116 East Walton Street. By December of that year it had 50,000 members.
  • The height of this building was restricted to reduce its shadow on Oak Street Beach in the summer.
  • This building's facade is pink granite.