221 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
|Designed by||Rebori, Wentworth, Dewey & McCormick|
|Maximum height||554 feet/166 meters|
- Height to roof: 512 feet.
- Height to top of tower: 552 feet.
- Base: 24 stories
- Tower: 17 stories
- Floor space: 375,000 square feet
- This building was designed by Andrew N. Rebori.
- At one time there was a Rebori-designed mirrored "Sun Ball" atop this building.
- The base of this skyscraper is three stories tall.
- The main mass of this building is 20 stories tall.
- The tower portion of this building is 18 stories tall.
- Architecture firm: Holabird & Root
- Architecture firm: Rebori, Wentworth, Dewey, and McCormick
- Architect: Andrew N. Rebori
- This was formerly the headquarters of the McDonald's fast food chain before it moved to the suburbs.
- This building has a "sun beacon" at the tip of its spire. It was made up of eight 36-inch mirrors that were used as a navigation aid for early pilots. At night, the landmark was marked with red neon.
- 1929: Construction begins.
- 1930: Construction is completed.
- 1954: WFMT Radio moves its studios to this building.
- November 9, 1997: The 40-foot-tall illuminated communications tower was added to the top of this building.
- August, 2014: the portion of this building not already sold off as office condos was bought by Sterling Bay for $53 million