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Fifty-Five East Monroe

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Identification

Fifty-Five East Monroe
Mid-Continental Plaza, The Park Monroe
116883

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
caisson foundation
curtain wall
gray
international style
flat roof with 1 box

Usages

residential condominium commercial office
shop(s) parking

Facts

  • One of the largest buildings in Chicago, covering half of a city block with no setbacks. The building forms a towering backdrop behind the older buildings of the Michigan Avenue streetwall.
  • The building is located within a block of the Art Institute, Orchestra Hall, and the State Street shopping district.
  • A granite lobby opens to 2 stories at the three building entrances and features landscaping and large modern paintings. It allows public passage between Monroe and Adams Streets.
  • This development was originally planned as two 40-story black glass towers.

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Location

55 East Monroe Street
101 South Wabash Avenue, 56 East Adams Street
55 East Monroe Street
60603
Loop
Downtown
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

582.76 ft
582.26 ft
562.17 ft
551.59 ft
396.85 ft
144.46 ft
49
2
1969
1972
2001
868

Involved Companies

Shaw & Associates

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2001

Pappageorge Haymes Partners

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Features & Amenities

  • Balconies are available
  • Doorman is available
  • Public parking is available
  • Sundeck is available
  • Swimming pool is available
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