Chicago Landmarks

One North LaSalle Building

LaSalle St. elevation from grade     Address: 1 N. LaSalle St.
Year Built: 1929 - 1930
Architect: Karl M. Vitzthum
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: 16 avril 1996

Entry detail Corner of LaSalle St. and Calhoun Pl. A premier example of the soaring, streamlined skyscrapers built during the 1920s, this is also one of the city's best surviving examples of the Art Deco style, with its dramatic silhouette and lavishly detailed entrance and lobby. The building is a major contributor to LaSalle Street's reputation as one of the city's premier architectural corridors. It is one of the best surviving examples of the work of architects Vitzhum and Burns, who were known for their design of banks and churches. And, for 35 years, the 49-story building was the city's tallest structure, a title it relinquished to the Daley Civic Center in 1965.