Saturday, December 8, 2007

Citicorp Center



This is Northwestern Atrium Center /Citicorp Center ...
completed in 1987 ...
designed by the architectural firm Murphy/Jahn ...

This 42 story, 588-foot tall glass-&-steel structure ...

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The first two floors house a major commuter railroad station serving the north and west suburbs.
- The north and south fa├žades resemble a waterfall with cascading curves of blue glass. The architect used similar forms on the interior of the Chicago Board of Trade Addition.
- The main entrance on Madison is a recessed telescoping archway, a device used by early Chicago architect Louis Sullivan in the Transportation Pavilion at the 1893 World's Fair.
- This is the tallest all-glass building in Chicago.

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