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American Furniture Mart

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Identification

American Furniture Mart
Lake Shore Place
117053

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
brick
applied masonry
brown
neo-gothic

Usages

residential condominium commercial office
shop(s)

Facts

  • Built in two phases:  the eastern section was completed in 1923, and the western portion (with the tower) in 1926.
  • Houses a Treasure Island supermarket on the first floor - one of the first large grocery stores in Downtown Chicago.
  • The eastern half of the building is constructed with reinforced concrete. The western half, including the tower, is steel.
  • This was the largest building in the world when it was completed.
  • The shoulders on the western facade were originally capped with gothic curved gables, topped with finials.
  • The World Headquarters for Playboy Enterprises, Inc. At the time they moved in the address of the building was 666 North Lake Shore Drive, but it was soon changed to 680.

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Location

680 North Lake Shore Drive
675 North McClurg Court, 401-499 East Huron Street, 400-498 East Erie Street
680 North Lake Shore Drive
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

474.01 ft
474.01 ft
474.01 ft
571.06 ft
227.59 ft
29
1922
1926

Involved Companies

Nimmons & Co.

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Features & Amenities

  • Doorman is available
  • Exercise facility is available
  • Public parking is available
  • Sundeck is available
  • Swimming pool is available
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