SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (
-   Buildings & Architecture (
-   -   CHICAGO | AON center | 1,136 FT / 346 M | 83 FLOORS | 1973 (

JManc Aug 5, 2008 7:49 AM

America 117 Aug 7, 2008 6:45 PM

Wow great pic!!!

America 117 Aug 11, 2008 12:52 AM
This is from: Geoff Diamound

Aon center from navy pier its really amazing you have to see it in person to really get how amazing it is!
this pic shows how good it looks in the skyline.

aspiringArchitect Aug 11, 2008 3:50 PM

This really is a beautiful building. I love how it stands out from all the other buildings in our skyline, because of it's color and it's shape. It's amazing how they were able to building something so TALL without ever having to step the floors back from each other.

This pic really gives you a sense of how empty Chicago was, only 30 years ago.

And, IMO, it looked pretty ugly.

America 117 Aug 11, 2008 4:26 PM

It looked very ugly back then.
look at chicago without millenium park.

JMO_0121 Aug 11, 2008 6:14 PM

Similar with Colombian building
Aon has always been a very dominating building in mine mindset. It screams out power, and domination. Im Colombian, and in Bogota, the capital of Colombia we have a building called Colpatria Tower, it resembles Aon in such a great way, though I prefer Colpatria tower since its lighting is MAGNIFICENT.

Colpatria Tower
Bogota, Colombia
Built in 1978, 196 Meters/50 floors

All photos are from

Bogota Colombia

trvlr70 Aug 11, 2008 7:54 PM

I want to like Aon, but I just can't. I find it an unimaginative and boring waste of resources. But to each his own, I guess.

Dac150 Aug 11, 2008 8:00 PM

I admire this building highly from an architectual standpoint. It's imposing, powerful, and intimidating, everything a corporate HQ should be for that time. I love the fact that it's right in your face and not buried in the city. It makes itself known and with great fashion, (if you love 70's international styled architecture that is).

Patrick Aug 12, 2008 4:30 AM


Originally Posted by JMO_0121 (Post 3728063)

If the Aon was lit up like that, that would just be cool, maybe not such a colorful color, but better than nothing!

JMO_0121 Aug 12, 2008 3:40 PM

:previous: Correct, that is the reason i prefer the building in Colombia then aon. Over in Colombia, they know how to make a rather normal, not boring but something ordinary really fun. Especially with all the colors they add to it, its amazing.

America 117 Aug 12, 2008 3:55 PM

Aon would get famous if it did that.

America 117 Aug 14, 2008 8:18 PM
This is from:
Jacob on picasa

slow-v6 Aug 15, 2008 1:37 PM

I really like the 2 Prudential building. Aron is okay looking.

zepplin100 Aug 15, 2008 4:49 PM

Colpatria Tower is nice, but it sure does put out massive light pollution :omg:

jlovefan3 Aug 17, 2008 2:51 AM

Aon Center Construction

Someone asked about what type of construction the Aon building has. I believe its very similar to the WTC. I want to say its tubular with a core and supporting outside wall. Outside of the core there are no columns blocking office space. I work in the building and it is open structurally around the entire inside of the building.

Aleks Aug 17, 2008 3:52 AM


Originally Posted by zepplin100 (Post 3737669)
Colpatria Tower is nice, but it sure does put out massive light pollution :omg:

One tower..... One massive American city..... what causes more pollution?

Anyways, Aon is a great building IMO. I really like everything about it even though it doesn't have a great design. It's very elegant. I don't think it's an icon anymore since now the more people talk about the Sears Tower. To me, Hancock is my favorite Chicago building.

America 117 Aug 17, 2008 4:03 AM

This building is the only tower that looks like world trade center left!:(

Nowhereman1280 Aug 19, 2008 3:35 AM

^^^ There were only three to begin with? :shrug:

ltsmotorsport Aug 19, 2008 6:28 PM

:haha: Da Bears. Superfans in Prudential.

Oh, and I really like Aon. Proabably my favorite box around.

Galvan316 Aug 20, 2008 5:07 AM

I figure id come back from the dead and post some pictures on this particular subject. Its been a while I have been lurking here for the last few months.

All photos Copyright 2007-2008 Galvan316

Let me know what ya think :tup:

All times are GMT. The time now is 4:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.