Address: 330 N. Wabash Ave. Year Built:
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
C.F. Murphy Associates
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark:
February 6, 2008
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.