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Chicago Federal Center

Identification

Chicago Federal Center
office complex
100752

Map

Facts

  • Built around a large open plaza with Alexander Calder's red Flamingo stabile.
  • The complex consists of a 1-story post office and two skyscrapers designed by Mies van der Rohe; another skyscraper designed by his successor firm; and a detention center to the south by Harry Weese.
  • The central block replaces the old Chicago Federal Building.
  • The nearby Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago completes the concentration of federal office space in the south-central area of the Loop's business district.

Location

Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Involved Companies


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 lookingup-view-from-the-west Kluczynski Federal Building 545 ft 45 skyscraper 1975
2 fullheightview-south-facade-with-el-train-and-flag Metcalfe Federal Building 396 ft 27 skyscraper 1991
3 lookingup-south-facade-from-plymouth-court Dirksen Federal Building 383 ft 30 skyscraper 1964
4 Chicago Federal Building 297 ft 16 high-rise building 1905
5 fullheightview-view-from-the-south Metropolitan Correctional Center 289 ft 27 high-rise building 1975
6 fullheightview-view-from-the-southwest Metropolitan Correctional Center Parking Garage 6 open-air structure -
existing
under construction
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unbuilt
demolished
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