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7 South Dearborn

Identification

7 South Dearborn
103010

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Structure in General

skyscraper
unbuilt [cancelled]
curtain wall
light gray
modernism

Usages

residential condominium commercial office

Facts

  • The extremely narrow structure would have occupied only about a quarter of a city block, with far less interior space than many shorter skyscrapers.
  • Designed as a mast-like tower, supporting 3 overhanging blocks of office and residential floors at the middle and upper levels.
  • Three television antennas on the roof, joined in a triangle by cross-braces, would have brought the tip height to 2000 feet.
  • The 433-foot antennas were a key to the project's financial appeal, as they would have filled a pressing need for high-altitude TV transmitters in the Chicago area.
  • Rumors of the project's revival persisted for a few months after its cancellation, prompted by demolition on the site and reports of other developers interested in taking up the project.
  • Planned in 1999 as a new world's tallest building, returning the title to Chicago after the Petronas Towers took the record by surpassing the Willis Tower.

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Location

7 South Dearborn Street
60603
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

2,000.00 ft
1,566.75 ft
1,566.75 ft
1,550.02 ft
1,531.75 ft
112
2004
800

Involved Companies


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
damper consultant, developer, wind surveyor
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