Chicago Federal Center Buildings: Architecture

Mies van der Rohe Chicago, Architect, Dearborn St Office Building, USA, Date, Designers, Info

Chicago Federal Center : Mies van der Rohe Chicago Architecture

Downtown Chicago Loop Skyscraper: Key 20th Century American Project – Office Building on Dearborn Street

page updated Aug 20, 2016

Chicago Federal Center

Date built: 1959-74

The Kluczynski Federal Building

Modernist skyscraper in Chicago Loop

Location: 230 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, United States

Floors: 42

Architects: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with Schmidt, Garden & Erickson, C.F. Murphy Associates and A. Epstein & Sons

Chicago Federal Center buildings incl. John C. Kluczynski Building; Everett McKinley Dirksen Building; Loop Post Office

Mies van der Rohe : Chicago Federal Center architect

Phone: +1 312-353-4475

Owner: General Services Administration

This 42-story office building is located on Dearborn Street in the Chicago Loop. The project was commissioned by the General Services Administration of the US government as part of a plan initiated in the 1950s to update federal administrative and judiciary facilities nationwide. Begun in 1959, it was designed in full by 1964, with many changes made in the process. Construction was not completed until 1973.
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Other Chicago buildings by Mies van der Rohe:

860-880 Lake Shore Apartments
Date built: 1951

Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan
Date built: 1940-
Chicago building

IBM Building
Date built: 1971

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Famous Mies van der Rohe building : Barcelona Pavilion, Spain
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National Gallery Berlin by Mies van der Rohe in Germany
Mies van der Rohe Berlin building
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Chicago Architecture

Obama Presidential Center, Jackson Park, Southside
Design: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) in collaboration with Chicago-based Interactive Design Architects (IDEA)
Obama Presidential Center Building Jackson Park - Chicago architecture news
images courtesy of the Obama Foundation
Obama Presidential Center, Jackson Park: OPC Chicago
The Obama Foundation release new renderings of the Obama Presidential Center planned for a site in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side. The drawings show subtle but significant revisions to the design by TWBTA with IDEA.

Apple Michigan Avenue
Architects: Foster + Partners
Apple on Michigan Avenue Chicago architecture news
photography © Nigel Young Foster + Partners
Apple on Michigan Avenue
Inspired by the pulse of Chicago’s artistic energy, Apple has created a new platform for performance in a city charged by music. Located at the intersection of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, Apple Michigan Avenue cascades down from Pioneer Court to the river’s edge, creating new connections between the city and the river.

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