Chicago Architecture Info

120 North LaSalle

120 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Basic Information
Designed by Murphy/Jahn Architects
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 40
Maximum height 501 feet/150 meters
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • *Parking: 364 spaces
  • The mosaic over the entrance depicting the flights of Daedalus and Icarus was created by Roger Brown.
  • The mosaic is 54 feet wide and 27 feet tall.
  • When this building was first completed, the curve of its top four floors was illuminated at night. The lights were later deemed too bright and garish.
  • Architect: Helmut Jahn
  • There are six floors of parking on levels 2-7.
  • The utility and elevator core is on the southeast corner of the building.
  • The grid-like visual element is known as “the ladder.”
  • The construction of this building also involved turning the neighboring alley, known as Court place, into a more welcoming pedestrian shortcut.
  • The east and west sides of the building have bay windows running up nearly the entire height of the building.
  • The facade is grey and white granite