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|77 West Wacker Drive|
Chicago IL United States
| - office|
| - highrise|
| - postmodern|
| - copper|
| - glass|
| - steel|
| - stone|
| - wood|
| - marble|
| - granite|
| - concrete, reinforced|
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• Architect: DeStefano & Goettsch, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.
• Major Tenants: United Airlines, Microsoft.
• Originally named the R.R. Donnelley Building as it was headquarters to the RR Donnelley Printing Company until 2005. As of 2007, 77 West Wacker Drive is now headquarters for Chicago-Based United Airlines, naming it the United Building.
• The metal roof was painted green before the copper would naturally fade into a green color.
• While most buildings lack a 13th story due to superstition, the United Building lacks a 49th floor, so it could have a 50th floor.
• Won the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois in 1992.
• Prominently featured in the 1998 film, The Negotiator, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, Directed by F. Gary Gray.
• Building architect's Sculpture named "Twisted Columns" is in lobby's east end. It is a 3 twisted white stone columns in a black reflecting pool. On west side of lobby has another stone sculpture, "Three Lawyers and a Judge" by Catalan artist Xavier Corberó, among other 2 big sculptures and bamboo trees in middle of lobby with classical columns stone grooved walls and Mediterranean Marble, while exterior used silver glass and Portuguese white granite.
• Its exterior is strong iluminated at night with 540 high-intensity lamps.
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