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400 East Randolph

Identification

400 East Randolph
Outer Drive East
117300

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
caisson foundation
brick
applied masonry
white
dark gray
modernism
flat roof with 1 box

Usage

residential condominium
commercial office shop(s) restaurant doctor clinic fitness center library parking

Facts

  • This was the world's largest apartment building when it was built.
  • A large glass dome on the northwest corner of the lot covers the swimming pool. This was a landmark for motorists who would pass right by it on Lake Shore Drive's old route.
  • Until Lake Shore Drive's S-curve was smoothed out in the early 1980's the building was, true to its name, located east of the Outer Drive.
  • For almost ten years this was the only high-rise in the Loop east of One Prudential Plaza.
  • On the front facade each tier of balconies is bracketed by concrete panels with an abstract sculptural pattern.
  • A metal sculpture by Abbott Pattison is on the building grounds: the 18-foot tall "Chicago Totem" on the west plaza. "Pavane to Chicago" which was in the lobby has been donated to DePaul University.

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Location

400 East Randolph Street
60601
U.S.A.

Technical Data

115.22 m
115.22 m
115.22 m
77.60 m
102.71 m
40
Jun 1962
1963
10

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, elevator supplier, financing, general contractor, mechanical engineering, property management