Chicago Architecture Info

Willoughby Tower

8 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Basic Information
Designed by Samuel N. Crowen & Associates
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 38
Maximum height 438 feet/131 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • This building is sometimes referred to as the "Willoughby Towers" when its full address of 2-8 South Michigan is used.
  • 1846: The Sisters of Mercy founded Chicago's first convent at this location.
  • 1980's: Two firefighters died when they fall down an elevator shaft fighting a fire in a burning elevator car.
  • 1994: The building was sold for $3,150,000.