Epitomizing both the Chicago architectural spirit and 1990's architectural style, the AT&T Corporate Center reaches into the sky in a flurry of spires, gables, and points. Its massing makes it resemble an updated version of the city's beloved Chicago Board of Trade. But the color, materials, and intent leave Art Deco in the dust and fully embrace late 20th century building trends. Of particular note are the vertical channels at the center of each face. These expand as they get higher, making the extended corners of the building narrower and seemingly taller. It's an interesting exercise in forced perspective, where the corners taken on their own, appear taller, while the center of the building appears broader. While the exterior bears only a faint resemblance to the Art Deco monuments that made the Loop great, the interior tries harder. The lobby and public areas feature lighting fixtures and accents that harken back to the city's golden age of architecture.
- Construction start: 1985
- Construction finish: 1989
- Designed by: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
- Cost: $360,000,000
- Type: Skyscraper
- Stories: 61
- Maximum Height: 1,007 feet / 307 meters
- Floor space: 1,700,000 square feet
- Rentable floor space: 1,600,000
- 1995: This building and the USG Building were sold together for a combined price of $540,000,000.
- Developer: Stein Company
- The setbacks occur at the 30th, 45th, and 59th floors.
(Credit; Chicago Architecture)
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