Chicago Landmarks

IBM Building

View from Wacker Dr.     Address: 330 N. Wabash Ave.
Year Built: 1969 - 1972
Architect: Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe , C.F. Murphy Associates
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: February 6, 2008

Glass enclosed lobby Steel curtain facade This metal-and-glass skyscraper was built to house the Chicago offices of the IBM Corporation, one of the nation¿s premier twentieth-century companies. It was the last American building designed by Mies van der Rohe, one of the most internationally-significant architects of the twentieth century. The building is an archetypal example of his elegantly-detailed International Style skyscrapers with its prismatic massing, sleek curtain wall with welded I-beams, and glass-enclosed lobby. The building was sited so as to not obstruct views from neighboring Marina City.

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