|Formerly known as||Monadnock Building, Kearsarge Building, Katahdin Building, and Wachusett Building|
53 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
|Designed by||Burnham & Root|
- Though this was not the world's first skyscraper, this building was the inspiration for the coining of the word "skyscraper"
- This was the last building designed by legendary architect John Wellborn Root.
- At its base, the walls are six-feet thick, because this building is entirely supported by bricks, with no steel reenforcement.
- The building's foundation extends 11 feet beyond its ground-level footprint.
- The building is named after a mountain in New Hampshire. A "monadnock" is a kind of hill that rises suddenly from the surrounding terrain. A mountain in New Hampshire acquired this name from an indian word describing that geological feature.
- April 2, 2008: Crain's Chicago Business reports that a deal is in the works for Interwest Capital Corp. to buy this building for $48,500,000.
- September, 2010: This building was named #4 on Chicago Magazine's list of the Top 40 Buildings in Chicago.