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R.R. Donnelley Building
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Structure in General
The elevator cabs are wood-paneled with coffered barrel-vaulted ceilings.
While many skyscrapers lack a 13th floor because of superstition, this one lacks a 49th floor in order to elevate the top occupied level to "50".
The lobby's east end contains "Twisted Columns", a sculpture by the building's architect Ricardo Bofill. It consists of 3 twisted white stone columns in a black reflecting pool.
On the west side of the lobby is a stone sculpture "Three Lawyers and a Judge" by Catalan artist Xavier Corberó.
The lobby's stone walls are finely grooved, like a fluted classical column.
540 high-intensity lamps accentuate the plaza and facades at night.
The 48-foot high main lobby is built of Mediterranean marble and contains bamboo trees and 2 large sculptures. A private side lobby to the east serves as a grand reception area for the main tenant.
The exterior is made of silver glass and Portuguese white granite.
The Negotiator, a movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, used this building as a location.
In 1992 this building won the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
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77 West Wacker Drive
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Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
DeStefano & Goettsch
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MEP engineering, acoustics consultant, developer, electrical contractor, elevator supplier, facade designer, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, landscape architect, owner, property management, structural engineering
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