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Olympia Centre

161 East Chicago Avenue, Magnificent Mile, North
Chicago IL United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1981
  Finished1986
Floor Count63
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - office
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - granite
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof725 ft

Description
• Constructors: Alan G. Davenport Wind Engineering Group BLWTL, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, Equicon Group, Fujitec America Inc. (Chicago), Gust K. Newberg Construction Co., National Survey Service Inc.
• Investor: Equity Financial & Management Co.
• Owner: Olympia & York Properties Corporation, Paschen Contractors Inc.
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• Building, tallest mid-block building in Chicago, has inclinated wider lower part (6-23 storeys) for Office floors and upper part for residential floors (24-63 storeys).

• The Windows are of many different sizes in a layout on the façade, resembling a jacket with a zipper.

• It has 640,000 ft² for residential units, many duplex with 2-story rooms and enormous windows, and over 370,000 ft² of office space.

• It is connected to a Neiman Marcus department store which fronts on Michigan Avenue.

• Swedish granite finished in Italy was used in lobby.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP - Architect
  
  

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