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NBC Tower

Identification

NBC Tower
117624

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
limestone
curtain wall
light brown
postmodernism
flat roof with off-center spire

Usage

commercial office
tv studio

Facts

  • One of the truest reproductions of the art deco style in any postmodern skyscraper.
  • Flying buttresses decorate the sides of the tower, echoing the buttresses on top of the neighboring Tribune Tower.
  • A 130-foot tapered spire tops the front of the building.
  • Designed by Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA Design Partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP.
  • Some of the most popular nationally syndicated talk shows (including Jerry Springer & Jenny Jones) are filmed in the NBC studio here.
  • The NBC peacock logo decorates the crown and the entrance. The logo's design is integrated into the design of the building.

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Location

454 North Columbus Drive, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
60611
U.S.A.

Technical Data

627.01 ft
627.01 ft
497.01 ft
37
1989

Involved Companies

Premium Companies:

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

consultant, developer, facade supplier, foundation company, general contractor, sealants & adhesives supplier, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • Floodlighting at night