Water Tower Place
|Official name:||Watertower Place|
845 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
|Designed by||Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl|
|Maximum height||859 feet/258 meters|
|Maximum length||1,059 feet/318 meters|
- Official stories: 74
- Additional levels: Mezzanine between 1 and 2, plus a mechanical penthouse
- Parking spaces: 699
- Hotel rooms at opening: 426
- Hotel apartments at opening: 10
- Retail floor space: 935,659 square feet
- Hotel address: 160 East Pearson Street
- Residential address: 180 East Pearson Street
- Retail and commercial address: 845 North Michigan Avenue
- This used to be the location of the Pearson Hotel.
- Developer: Philip Klutznik
- This building was once home to talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
- The land that this building was erected on was purchased from the Seagram beverage company for $10,000,000.
- At the time of its completion, this was the world's tallest reinforced concrete building.
- 1973: Marshall Field approached real estate developer Philip Klutznick about opening a second Marshall Field's department store in Chicago. The project would eventually develop into Water Tower Place.
- 1974: Construction began.
- 1975: Marshall Field's opened Water Tower Place.
- 1976: Construction finished.