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Time-Life Building

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Identification

Time-Life Building
Time Life Building, Time & Life Building
117138

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
caisson foundation
cor-ten steel
brown
international style

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The lobby is sunken ½ level below ground, with an underground retail concourse another half level below.
  • The lobby and outdoor arcade have a coffered ceiling similar to that of Washington DC's subway system, which was designed by the same architect.
  • Clad in Cor-Ten steel, the same material used on the Daley Center and its Picasso sculpture. The metal develops a natural rusty color with age, an effect intended by the architects.
  • The lobby is 27 feet high, the total base is 87 feet, and the window bays are 30 feet wide.
  • Gold-tinted glass is used for the office windows. A long notch separates each window bay from the floor above it.
  • The architects were recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1973.
  • The building was one of the first in the U.S. to use double-decker elevators. Odd-numbered floors are accessed from the lower lobby, and even floors from the upper level.

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Location

541 North Fairbanks Court
303 East Ohio Street
300 East Grand Avenue
541 North Fairbanks Court, 303 East Ohio Street
60611
Near North Side
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

404.00 ft
404.00 ft
404.00 ft
30
1967
1969

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