400 East Randolph
Structure in General
- 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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