Chicago Architecture Info
Johnson Publishing
Also known as
Ebony Jet Headquarters
Address
820 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Basic Information
Designed by John W. Moutoussamy
Cost $8,000,000
Type Office Building
Floors: 11
Neighborhood: The Loop
More Information
  • Architect: John W. Moutoussamy
  • Architecture firm: Dubin Dubin Black and Moutoussamy
  • The building was originally clad in walnut Travertine marble. In the 2000's it was replaced with granite.
  • When this building opened in 1972 it was completely wired with a Picturephone system.
  • This was the first building in downtown Chicago designed and built by blacks since the city was founded.
  • The lobby is 18.5 feet high.
  • The building's elevators were designed with removable panels so their look could change seasonally and inspire the employees.
  • December, 1971: Employees started moving into this building.
  • June 1, 1972: This building opened to the public.