Kluczynski Federal Building
|Official name:||John C. Kluczynski Office Tower|
230 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
|Designed by||Ludwig Mies van der Rohe|
|Maximum height||562 feet/169 meters|
- Stories above ground: 42
- Stories below ground: 3
- Floor space: 1,200,000 square feet
- Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- Architecture firm: Schmidt, Garden and Erikson
- Architecture firm: C. F. Murphy Associates
- Architecture firm: A. Epstein and Sons
- This is the building where Illinois senators have their offices.
- The original plan for the Federal Center called for two towers, but the post office was eventually split off into its own building.
- The entire layout of the Federal Center and its buildings are on a 28-foot square grid.
- 1917: Famed Chicago mobster Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion in a courthouse formerly at this location.
- 1959: Design work begins on this project.
- 1960: Congress authorizes construction to begin on Federal Plaza.
- 1965: The old United States Post Office and Courthouse is demolished to make way for this building.
- 1966: Construction begins on this building.
- 1974: Construction is completed.
- 1975: This building is named in honor of congressman John C. Kluczynski.
- May 4, 2006: The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a wild raccoon was caught on the roof of this 43-story building. It was released into a Cook County forest preserve.
- November, 2008: Barack Obama establishes his presidential transition offices on the 38th floor of this building.