454 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
|Designed by||Skidmore, Owings & Merrill|
|Maximum height||757 feet/227 meters|
|Neighborhood:||Near North Side|
- Height to roof: 617 feet
- Height to the tip of the spire: 757 feet
- Alternate address: 454 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611
- Architect: Adrian Smith.
- Smith also designed the lampposts on the sidewalks surrounding the tower.
- Before Cityfront Center and this building were erected, this area was filled with vacant lots, warehouses, and even a sugar refinery as late as the mid-1980's.
- This building was inspired by 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
- WMAQ radio and television were located in the Merchandise Mart before moving into the NBC Tower in 1989.
- The illunimated peacock at the top of the tower was first switched on by NBC president Bob Wright, at the direction of network Tom Brokaw.
- This is the building is the home to such as The Jenny Jones Show, and the Jerry Springer Show.
- This building has 850,000 square feet of rentable space.
- Four floors of this tower are designed for radio and television broadcasting.
- October 20, 1989: The illuminated NBC peacock at the apex of the tower was lit for the first time.
- September, 2010: This building was named #28 on Chicago Magazine's list of the Top 40 Buildings in Chicago.