- Construction start: 1926
- Construction finish: 1928
- Designed by: Herbert Hugh Riddle
- Cost: $2,617,040.00
- Renovated: 1982-1983 by Harry Weese and Associates
- Type: Skyscraper
- Stories: 42
- Maximum Height: 521 feet / 159 meters
- 1998: Pieces of the terra cotta facade fell off the tower. It was wrapped in mesh as a precaution.
- 2000: The cupola at the top of the building was declared structurally unsound, and was removed.
- November, 2001: The cupola was replaced at the top of the building.
- November 22, 2003: Tiles fell off the Mather Tower and hit two pedestrians on the street below.
- May, 2009: River Hotel opened inside this building.
Did You Know?
- The original design for this building included a second idential building and a radio tower.
- Tennants at the top floor of this building have a great view, but only 280 square feet of space.
- The building was originally named after Alonzo Mather, who invented a more humane way to bring cattle to market on rail cars.
(Credit; Chicago Architecture)
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