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Lees Building

Identification

Lees Building
102671

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
spread foundation
chicago school

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The relatively simple façade featured five romanesque arches at the 11th floor and one in the center at ground level.
  • The heavy arches and recessed top floor windows gave the building a solid appearance in the style of the influential architect H.H. Richardson.
  • Demolished to make way for construction of 181 West Madison, Chicago's first building by architect Cesar Pelli.

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Location

15-23 South Wells Street
19 South Wells Street
60603
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

42.98 m
42.98 m
42.98 m
39.62 m
25.60 m
12
1
1893
4

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