Chicago Architecture Info

Civic Opera Building

Also known as
Civic Opera House
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Basic Information
Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Cost $20,000,000
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 45
Maximum height 555 feet/167 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Seating: 3,500.
  • The man who commissioned this building, Samuel Insull, formed Commonwealth Edison.
  • When this building opened, water from the Chicago River was pumped inside for the hydraulic pumps that raised and lowered the stage.
  • 2007: This building was bought by Tishman Speyer Properties for $185 million.
  • February, 2012: This building was bought by Berkeley Properties for $125.78 million.