Chicago Architecture Info

University of Chicago Regenstein Library

Also known as
The Joseph Regenstein Library Building
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Basic Information
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Cost $20,750,000
Type educational
Floors: 7
Maximum length 412 feet/124 meters
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Bounding Streets:
East 57th Street
East 56th Street
South Ellis Avenue
South University Avenue
More Information
  • Floor space: 577,085 square feet
  • This was formerly the location of Stagg Field. It was in a squash court underneath the old Stagg Field bleachers that the world's first controlled self-sustaining nuclear reaction was created by University of Chicago scientist Enrico Fermi. This was mankind's first step into the atomic age.
  • Developer:
  • University of Chicago