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NBC Tower

Identification

NBC Tower
117624

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
limestone
curtain wall
light brown
postmodernism
flat roof with off-center spire

Usages

commercial office
tv studio

Facts

  • One of the truest reproductions of the art deco style in any postmodern skyscraper.
  • Flying buttresses decorate the sides of the tower, echoing the buttresses on top of the neighboring Tribune Tower.
  • Designed by Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA design partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP.
  • The Jerry Springer and Jenny Jones talk shows were once filmed here in the NBC studio.
  • The NBC peacock logo decorates the crown and the entrance. The logo's design is integrated into the design of the building.
  • A 130-foot tapered spire tops the front of the building.

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Location

455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
454 North Columbus Drive
250 East North Water Street
454 North Columbus Drive, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Certificates

Certified as LEED – Gold (2014)
Certified as LEED – Silver (2010)

Technical Data

627.01 ft
627.01 ft
497.01 ft
37
1989

Involved Companies

Telecommunication Properties, Inc.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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Features & Amenities

  • Floodlighting at night
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