Chicago Architecture Info

Hyatt Center

71 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Basic Information
Designed by Pei, Cobb, Freed, and Partners
Cost $225,000,000
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 48
Maximum height 679 feet/204 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Floorspace: 1,500,000 square feet
  • Designed by Henry Cobb
  • Commissioned by the Pritzker family; at the time Chicago's richest. Development was supervised by Penny Pritzker.
  • Landscape designer: Peter Schaudt
  • The shape of this building has been described as a "flattened football."
  • 2002: Construction begins.
  • 2004: Construction is completed.
  • October 7, 2006: The Chicago Tribune reports this building is for sale.