In a city known for its architecture, 300 South Wacker Drive was a forgettable contribution. The building was a typical structure of the 1970s: steel, glass, and very boring. It was overshadowed (literally and figuratively) by the Sears Tower, which sits kitty-corner.
Purchased by a Boston real estate firm in 2013, New York based ESI Design was tasked with transforming the 35-story tall slab of concrete on the building’s backside into a map of Chicago.
|Chicagoland CARLI Libraries en||0.8km||site_izi|
|urbirun Chicago – Highlights en fr||0.7km||site_izi|
|Chicago Stock Exchange Arch||2020||1.1km||site_ao|
|Wabash Arts Corridor||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|L.H. Selman Glass Gallery||2019||1km||site_ao|
|The U.S. Pizza Museum||2018||1.1km||site_ao|
|Chicago Freight Tunnels||2017||1.3km||site_ao|
|Chicago’s ‘Alley of Death’||2018||1.1km||site_ao|
|Lower Lower Wacker Drive||2017||1.2km||site_ao|
|Metropolitan Correctional Center||0.6km||site_brutalism|
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