Chicago Landmarks

London Guarantee Building

Wacker Dr. elevation     Address: 360 N. Michigan Ave.
Year Built: 1922 - 1923
Architect: Alfred S. Alschuler
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: April 16, 1996

Entry detail Wacker Dr. and Michigan Ave. elevations One of the city's few and best examples of the Beaux Arts-style Classical Revival applied to the design of a tall office building. It is one of four structures that were constructed around the Michigan Avenue Bridge during the 1920s, a cluster of buildings that has helped define one of Chicago's most dramatic and important urban spaces. The other three buildings are 333 N. Michigan, Tribune Tower, and the Wrigley Building. Built by a British insurance company to be its American headquarters, the building's irregular-shaped site was part of the land once occupied by Fort Dearborn (1803-56).