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Chase Building

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Identification

Chase Building
State National Bank Building, NBD Bank Building, First Chicago Bank Building, Bank One Building
128204

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
caisson foundation
aluminum
curtain wall
dark brown
international style

Usages

commercial office
service branch(es) parking

Facts

  • The banking hall at the building's south end is a rare instance of a Miesian rotunda. The circular room has glass walls and a single column which flares out at the ceiling.
  • An early version of this plan called for two towers: an office building and a hotel.
  • The building's lead architect, George Schipporeit, also designed Chicago's Lake Point Tower and the Rotary Center a block away.
  • A large part of the building's lot is filled by a landscaped plaza, which adds to the open space around Fountain Square at the heart of Downtown Evanston.
  • This is the only skyscraper on any street anywhere named "Orrington". (Evanston has the only Orrington Avenue in existence).
  • This was the first skyscraper ever built in Evanston.
  • For several years this was linked by a skybridge to the now-demolished Washington National Insurance Company Building, across the alley to the east.
  • This is the tallest building between Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Location

1601-1629 Orrington Avenue
699 Davis Street
1603 Orrington Avenue
60201
Evanston
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

276.79 ft
276.79 ft
270.29 ft
228.67 ft
11.50 ft
181.00 ft
81.00 ft
22
2
1968
1969
9
290

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