Chicago Architecture Info

The Fairbanks

280 East Illinois
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 31
Neighborhood: Near North Side
More Information
  • September 21, 2006 - A Tribune Company security guard sees three people parachute from one of this building's construction cranes and land in the plaza between Tribune Tower and the NBC Tower. By the time police arrive, the trio is long gone.
  • September 29, 2006 - At 4:30am, three people parachute from the construction crane an estimated 380 feet to the plaza between the Tribune Tower and the NBC Tower. While NBC's security misses it, the cameras mounted around Tribune Tower catch the action and the getaway in a Porsche SUV.