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Bank of America Building

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Identification

Bank of America Building
Illinois Merchants Bank, Continental Illinois National Bank
117201

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
limestone
applied masonry
light brown
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The ground level retail arcade was renovated around 1990, and runs through the entire building with entrances on Clark, Jackson, and LaSalle.
  • A grand three-story banking hall rises from the second floor, ringed by 28 large marble columns.
  • The main entrance is an Ionic portico, which complements the Corinthian and Doric columns of its neighboring buildings.
  • On 11 October 1883, at the Grand Pacific Hotel on the site of this building, the four time zones of the continental United States were formally adopted at a meeting of railroad industry leaders.
  • Encircling the banking hall above the pillars is a frieze by Jules Guerin titled "A Testimonial to World Trade". It depicts symbolic figures representing different nations, with the World Columbian Exposition as a background.

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Location

231 South LaSalle Street
230 South Clark Street
101 West Quincy Street, 100 West Jackson Boulevard
231 South LaSalle Street
60604
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

305.00 ft
305.00 ft
305.00 ft
20
1923
1924
1999
2

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