Chicago Architecture Info
Century Tower
Formerly known as Skyline Century of Progress
The Lake and Wells Building
The 201 Tower
Corn Products Building
Trustees System Service Building
Address
182 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Basic Information
Designed by Thielbar and Fugard
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 28
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • At the time of its completion, this was the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world.
  • This was once the home of WIND(AM) Radio.
  • This was once the home of WJJD(AM) Radio.
  • This was once home to the Belgian consulate.
  • This was once home to the Chinese consulate.
  • This was once home to the Cuban consulate.
  • This was once home to the Dominican consulate.
  • This was once home to the Grecian consulate. *This was once home to the Honduran consulate. *This was once home to the Hungarian consulate. *This was once home to the Italian consulate.
  • This was once home to the Mexican consulate.
  • The red marble used in the lobby is from an ancient Roman quarry in the city of Oran, Algeria.
  • From 1930-1933, there was speakeasy on the 23rd floor called the "Skyline Restaurant," with dancing and live bands on the roof of the building, below the penthouse. That area is now a community skydeck for the residents.
  • August, 2004: This building was used to film scenes from the movie Batman Begins.
  • September, 2005: The building went condo and its name changed to Century Tower.