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Harold Washington Library

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Identification

Harold Washington Library
Chicago Public Library
239837

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
glass
curtain wall
dark red
postmodernism

Usages

library (public)

Facts

  • The ornamental sculptures and owls were designed by Kent Bloomer and installed in 1993.
  • The building is 125 feet tall to the cornice line and 182 feet tall to the top of the vaulted roof.

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Location

400 South State Street
1 West Van Buren Street, 401 South Plymouth Court, 2 West Congress Parkway
400 South State Street
60605
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

181.99 ft
181.99 ft
10
Oct 1991
$144,000,000

Involved Companies


Hammond, Beeby & Babka

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Design is winner of a competition
  • Wintergarden is present
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