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Citadel Center

Identification

Citadel Center
Dearborn Center, Bank One Corporate Center, Bank One Center, Chase Center
100407

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
caisson foundation
glass
curtain wall
blue
postmodernism
flat roof with 1 box

Usage

commercial office
shop(s)

Facts

  • Constructed on the former site of Montgomery Wards' flagship department store. Part of that building's foundation was kept and used to support the new tower.
  • The building consists of 2 parts: a lowrise section on State Street, and a square highrise tower to the west on Dearborn.
  • The showpiece of the office lobby is a limited-edition cast of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, one of the world's most famous sculptures.
  • The building is designed like a classical column with a heavy base, a projecting cornice at the top, and curved walls on each side.
  • The basement levels were constructed to allow for the future opening of a major transit station, connecting the Blue & Red subway lines.
  • The building's site was vacant for about 17 years, during which two super-tall buildings ( Dearborn Center 1 & Dearborn Center 2) were proposed here.
  • This is the second Chicago skyscraper by Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill, following the R.R. Donnelley Building.
  • This was the first building in Chicago to use a raised-floor pressurized plenum system, allowing for air to be pumped in through the floors for individuals to control their climates using floor diffusers.

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Location

131 South Dearborn Street
60603
U.S.A.

Technical Data

580.18 ft
580.18 ft
580.18 ft
39
2
2000
Jan 2003
200
$185,000,000

Involved Companies

Design Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

acoustics consultant, concrete supplier, developer, electrical engineering, elevator supplier, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, formwork supplier, general contractor, MEP engineering, owner, property management, real estate agent, steel supplier, structural engineering, tenant