Chicago Bar Association Building
321 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
|Designed by||Tigerman McCurry Architects|
- This building was designed by Stanley Tigerman.
- There is a time capsule underneath the lobby floor. It is scheduled to be opened in 2074.
- The statue above the main entrance is an old interpretation of the figure "Justice."
- This was developed as the first "condominium office" project in Chicago. This was necessary because the Chicago Bar Association is a non-profit.
- This building has 105,000 square feet of rentable space.
- Before this building was erected, the site was a surface parking lot and a six-story brick building.
- According to a 1990 article in the Chicago Tribune, the old six-story brick builidng that was at this location was the headquarters of the Chicago Auto Dealers' Club before it because home to the Princeton-Harvard-Yale Club, a Naval induction center, and part of Borg-Warner.
- The sixth floor of this building is linked directly to the law library at John Marshall College.
- This building was originally designed to include many neo-Gothic elements like spires and gargoyles. These were later dropped.
- January, 1989 - The old building at this location is demolished. Demolition begins with a ceremonial swing of a gavel, knocking down a fake wall of bricks from the old building.