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181 West Madison

Identification

181 West Madison
Paine Webber Tower
117219

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
granite
curtain wall
white
postmodernism
flat roof

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The crown and recessed corners are illuminated at night. Around Christmas they are colored green & red.
  • The lobby contains a pair of sculptures by Frank Stella.
  • The building was completed four months early and 5% under the total budget.
  • The five-story entrance canopy is modeled on a loggia at the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence.
  • In 1991 this building won the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
  • The Miglin-Beitler Skyneedle, proposed in 1989 for the site across Wells Street, was designed like this building extended to a point almost 2000 feet high. Both projects had the same developers and architect.

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Location

181 West Madison Street
1-25 South Wells Street
181 West Madison
60602
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Certificates

Certified as LEED – Gold (2014)

Technical Data

680.01 ft
680.01 ft
680.01 ft
50
1988
1990

Involved Companies


Shaw & Associates

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Features & Amenities

  • Doorman is available
  • Floodlighting at night
  • Skybridge link to next building
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