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Riverside Plaza

2 North Riverside Plaza, 400 West Madison Street
Chicago IL United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1928
  Finished1929
Floor Count26
Basement Floors3
Building Uses
 - office
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - streamline moderne
Materials
 - steel
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof302 ft

Description
Architect: Holabird & Roche [Holabird, Root & Burgee]


-A ramped concourse through the south side of this building serves as the main entrance to the Ogilvie commuter rail station in Citicorp Center .
- The concourse leading to the train station was originally the main lobby, with an even floor in place of the ramp up to the bridge at Canal Street.
- In the fall of 1993, a 180x18-foot art deco mural by John Warner Norton was removed from the concourse's vaulted ceiling and put in storage indefinitely.
- The Norton mural over the old lobby was commissioned for the original tenant, the Chicago Daily News. It was dominated by diagonal lines, and divided into three sections: Gathering the News, Printing the News, & Transporting the News.
- On the east side there is a public courtyard and plaza overlooking the Chicago River, with a concrete floor to match the limestone of the building and the river railing.
- The courtyard is aligned with the raised courtyard of the Civic Opera Building directly across the Chicago River.

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