The structure is the center of the neighborhood, with shops and restaurants radiating out from the intersection of Wentworth Avenue and Cermak Road.
At 398 feet tall, the structure stands on the north bank of the Chicago River, gleaming white.
Now referred to simply by its address, the downtown structure’s long history includes several past names, including the S.A. Maxwell Co. store, the Jewelers’ Building and Iwan Ries building.
The West Loop address has powered cable cars and served as a union hall, but its future is now uncertain.
The University of Chicago bought the buildings of two theology schools in Hyde Park for $18 million.
Indiana in the 1920s and ’30s was a hotspot for impromptu weddings, with a courthouse near the state line seeing about 6,000 Chicago couples every year.
The first completed piece of the Lincoln Yards megadevelopment was designed with life sciences companies in mind.
The Bronzeville school has an extensive list of high-achieving alumni, including singer Nat King Cole, poet Gwendolyn Brooks and the original Harlem Globetrotters.
The owners want to convert the office building into apartments, but say McDonald’s is holding up their plan.
The city’s first casino will move into the facility that currently prints both of Chicago’s major newspapers.