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Olympia Centre

Identification

Olympia Centre
117196

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
caisson foundation
granite
curtain wall
brown
modernism
flat roof with 1 box

Usages

residential condominium commercial office
department store

Facts

  • The tower slopes in the middle to make the office floors wider than the residential floors.
  • Windows of many different sizes form a strange pattern on the façade, which is often compared to a jacket with a zipper down the middle.
  • Several duplex units feature 2-story rooms, some with enormous windows.
  • The tower consists of 640,000 square feet of residential units over 370,000 square feet of office space.
  • Olympia Centre is the tallest mid-block building in Chicago.
  • The tower is connected to a Neiman Marcus department store which fronts on Michigan Avenue.
  • The lobby's walls are built of Swedish granite which was finished in Italy.

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Location

161 East Chicago Avenue
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

725.01 ft
725.01 ft
725.01 ft
63
1981
1986
430

Involved Companies


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
developer, elevator supplier, facade maintenance system supplier, general contractor, property management, surveyor, wind surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • Doorman is available
  • Exercise facility is available
  • Hospitality room is available
  • Laundry room is available
  • Sauna is available
  • Sundeck is available
  • Swimming pool is available
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