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Cuneo Building

Identification

Cuneo Building
102994

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Structure in General

skyscraper
unbuilt [cancelled]
steel
art deco

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Proposed for a site overlooking the northwest corner of Grant Park, the Cuneo Building would have been the tallest building in Chicago at the time.
  • To accentuate the tower's height, the cladding was designed to progress from darker to lighter colors as the building rose.
  • The design called for an extremely narrow tower, rising to an even narrower tower about 3/5 of the way up. The massing was similar to the Willoughby Tower but even more elongated.
  • To accomodate the proposal the city council passed an amendment raising the height limit for the main shaft of the building from 80.5 meters (264 feet) to 134.1 meters (440 feet) as long as one side faced a park.

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Location

151 North Michigan Avenue
110 East Randolph Street, 150 North Beaubien Court
151 North Michigan Avenue
60601
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

657.01 ft
657.01 ft
657.01 ft
60
1929

Involved Companies

Burnham Brothers

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