Dearborn Center, Chicago Skyscraper Building, Architect, Citadel Project, High-rise Design

Dearborn Center Chicago

Illinois Tower Development, USA Skyscraper design by Ricardo Bofill Architect

post updated January 14, 2022 ; Aug 20, 2016

Architect : Ricardo Bofill – ‘Taller de Arquitectura

since renamed Citadel Center

English text:

Dearborn Center
Date built: 2003
Chicago, U.S.A.

Citadel Center building in Chicago:
Citadel Center building in Chicago
photo : Zol87, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Dearborn Center Chicago Building

This skyscraper building is designed like a classical column with a heavy base, a projecting cornice at the top and curved walls on each side.

Its gleaming stainless steel and glass surfaces reflect the vitality of Chicago’s business centre, this new landmark across the street from the Mies Van Der Rohe, is now the flagship building of an international company.

The building consists of two parts, a low rise section on State Street, and a square high-rise tower to the west on Dearborn. The existing foundations on the site were preserved and used to support the new tower.

Dearborn Center – Building Information

Gross area: 178.947 m2

Client: j. Paul Beitler development co. and prime group realty trust

Spanish text:

Dearborn Center
Chicago, U.S.A.

El edificio está diseñado como una columna clásica con una base sólida, una cornisa que se proyecta en la parte superior y paredes laterales curvas.

La brilliante superficie de acero inoxidable y cristal refleja la vitalidad del centro de negocios de Chicago; este nuevo hito frente al Mies Van Der Rohe, es ahora la sede de una compañía internacional.

El edificio consta de dos partes, una parte baja en State Street, y una torre cuadrada de gran altura al oeste en Dearborn.
Los cimientos se han conservado y utilizado para apoyar la nueva torre.

Dearborn Center – Building Information

Superficie: 178.947 m2

Cliente: j. Paul Beitler development co. and prime group realty trust

Dearborn Center Chicago image / information from Ricardo Bofill

Citadel Center is a 580ft (177m) tall skyscraper at 131 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill.

The 44th tallest building in Chicago was completed in 2003 and has 39 floors. A limited-edition cast of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, one of the world’s most famous sculptures, is the showpiece of the main lobby. It was the first building in Chicago to use a raised-floor pressurized plenum system. This allowed for air to be pumped in through the floors for individuals to control their climates using floor diffusers.
source: wikipedia

Dearborn Center architect : Ricardo Bofill

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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