Chicago is certainly a city of beautiful buildings. Steely skyscrapers dominate the skyline of the Loop. Elegant apartment buildings are scattered throughout neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. Edgy, arty lofts can be found in neighborhoods like Bucktown and Wicker Park. And many of Chicago’s museums and administrative buildings double as awe inspiring works of architecture.
There is so much great architecture in Chicago that it can sometimes be hard to appreciate all of the architectural beauty of the buildings in Chicago.
For that reason, we’ve decided to feature a few of our favorite architectural triumphs on the CondoDomain blog this month. This week, we’ll be taking a closer look at our third architectural triumph: The Willis Tower.
No collection of architecture would be complete without the inclusion of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the United States and one of Chicago’s most iconic skyscraper.
Construction of the Tower, which boasts 108 stories, was completed in 1973. The building is 1,450 feet high, and for many years it was not just the tallest building in the U.S.—it was also the tallest building in the world.
Four other buildings in Asia and Europe have since surpassed the Tower in height, but many would argue that they have not surpassed it in elegance. The Tower’s architect cared a great deal about the creation of clean lines and symmetrical forms during the tower’s construction, and it’s modern design was—and is—often remarked upon.
Today, the Tower is still one of the tallest buildings in the world, and it houses hundreds of retail centers, restaurants, and other businesses. The Tower dominates the Chicago skyline, and many Chicagoans consider it to be one of the city’s greatest landmarks.
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