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Kemper Building

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Identification

Kemper Building
United Insurance Building
Unitrin Building
116833

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
caisson foundation
marble
curtain wall
light gray
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The building is designed in the form of a column, with white marble siding, narrow window bays, and a projecting cornice. The individual piers taper inward at ground level.
  • The top floor is used for mechanical equipment, and features decorative stainless steel air-intake louvers on all four sides.
  • Tallest marble-clad office building in the world at the time of completion.
  • The lobby was renovated in the 1990s by architect Lucien Lagrange with colorful stonework in the walls and floor.

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Location

1 East Wacker Drive
255 North State Street
1 East Wacker Drive
60601
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

522.01 ft
522.01 ft
522.01 ft
41
3
1960
1962
125
$23,400,000

Involved Companies


Shaw, Metz and Associates

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