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|Insurance Exchange Building|
|175 West Jackson Boulevard|
Chicago IL United States
|Floor Area||139,353 m²|
| - office|
| - restaurant|
| - retail|
| - highrise|
| - neo-classical|
| - steel|
| - brick|
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Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
- At one time this was home to more insurance companies than any other building in the world.
- The 22-story structure was built to accomodate a tower of 20 additional stories on top.
- Constructed in 2 phases sixteen years apart. The north half was completed in 1912, and the south half in 1928.
- The peak of the north skylight is the highest point on the building, three feet higher than the south skylight.
- Before the south half was built, the entire first floor space was occupied by a consolidated railroad ticket office.
- The steel skylights over the light courts were lifted into position by helicopter.
- The recent $80 million renovation upgraded this building from Class C office space to Class A.
- The floorplates are 68,000 ft² each.
- Renovated from 1999 - 2001 by Lucien Lagrange & Associates. The lobby and entrances were redesigned, the two light courts were capped by skylights, and the exterior brick and terra-cotta were cleaned.
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