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LaSalle-Monroe Building

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Identification

LaSalle-Monroe Building
New York Life Insurance Building
117345

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
spread foundation
terra-cotta
applied masonry
dark brown
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Various sources claim that this is the first skyscraper in which the walls were not built from the ground up; instead the façade was started at different levels during construction.
  • The top floor is a later addition; before that there was a parapet around the roof with an ornamental balustrade.
  • On November 14, 2002, the Commission on Chicago Landmarks gave the building preliminary landmark status.

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Location

37-43 South LaSalle Street
130 West Monroe Street
37-43 South LaSalle Street
60603
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

162.27 ft
233.00 ft
80.00 ft
14
1894

Involved Companies

Jenney & Mundie

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