The granite for the facade was quarried at Marble Falls, 50 miles northwest of Austin, Texas.
U.S. President Barack Obama met his wife Michelle in this building in 1989 when both worked for the law firm Sidley & Austin.
Like the GE Building in New York City, this building is set behind a popular sunken plaza in the very heart of the business district. Both buildings also have the same height.
The walls of the fifth-floor employee cafeteria are painted with an extensive mural by Karl Wirsum (famous for his whimsical firefly on Block 37) with abstract shapes resembling masks, bees, notes, machines, and flowers.