Emporis GmbH
Cart (0 item(s))
Your Location: World North America U.S.A. Illinois Chicago The Allerton Hotel Chicago

The Allerton Hotel Chicago

Identification

The Allerton Hotel Chicago
Allerton Crowne Plaza, Allerton House Hotel, Allerton Hotel
116862

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
dark red
renaissance revival

Usage

hotel
shop(s)

Facts

  • The "Tip Top Tap" sign under the building's peak was kept as a historical artifact, even though the bar on top of the hotel has been long closed.
  • The architects based the hotel on their design for Barbizon/63 in New York City.
  • The setback at the top was required by a 1923 zoning law.
  • The entire hotel underwent a $50 million renovation in the 1990s intended to restore the original Northern Italian Renaissance style. As part of this renovation, the hotel was renamed the Allerton Crowne Plaza.
  • The main lounge was inspired by the long gallery in Hever Castle in Kent, England.
  • The hotel was built as part of a chain of houses for single professionals. Consistent with the times, it reserved 14 floors for men and 6 for women. The men's floors are women's floors were serviced by different elevators.
  • Two other Allerton Hotels were built in the same style: by their current names, the Parkview Apartments in Cleveland and the Allerton House in New York.

Do you need more information about this building and its related companies?

More Information

Location

701 North Michigan Avenue, 140 East Huron Street
60611
U.S.A.

Technical Data

109.73 m
109.73 m
109.73 m
25
1923
1924
7

Involved Companies

Design Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

construction company, consultant, developer, facade consultant, facade supplier, mechanical systems installation, window installation

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark
  • Business center is available
  • Dry cleaning service is available
  • Exercise facility is available
  • Illuminated logo on the facade