Chase Tower (Chicago)

Chase Tower, located in Chicago at 10 South Dearborn Street, is a 60 story skyscraper completed in 1969. At 850 feet (259 m) tall, it is the ninth tallest building in Chicago, the tallest building inside the Chicago 'L' Loop elevated tracks, and the 32nd tallest in the United States. Design architects for the construction were C.F. Murphy Associates and Perkins and Will.

The building and its plaza (known as Exelon Plaza, after a prominent tenant of the building) occupy the entire block bounded by Clark, Dearborn, Madison, and Monroe Streets.

Chase Tower is known for both its distinctive curving shape and its vibrant public space: a deep sunken plaza at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop formed by the elevated train tracks, complete with a jet fountain and Marc Chagall's ceramic wall mural Four Seasons.

The building's name was changed from Bank One Tower on October 24, 2005, as a result of a corporate merger. Earlier the plaza was named First National Plaza. When constructed it was home to the First National Bank of Chicago.

Since May 2005 the National Public Radio show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is taped on Thursday nights before a live audience at the Chase Auditorium in the building.

The 56th floor of the building contains a full-floor private club that is available for event rental.

See also

Position in Chicago's skyline


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