Tuesday, September 06, 2011

330 N Wabash: Mies steals scene from Trump

330 North Wabash, also known as the IBM Building, is another prominent Mies van der Rohe designed building that helps define how many envision Chicago. In the photo below, Mies' international style juxtaposed with Trumps International Hotel and Tower.
330 North Wabash in the left-hand foreground.

We have been looking at several Mies buildings around Chicago. The buildings themselves are a tourist attraction for architecture buffs. We have been pointing out the locations, some of the neighborhood aspects and residential components.  In our last post, we looked at 330 W Diversey, where you can live.

Although a commercial building, we recommend a walk down Wabash to view 330 North Wabash in it's place along the river among other iconic buildings. "The building was declared a Chicago Landmark on February 6, 2008 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 2010. It is also the newest building in Chicago in terms of age on both lists."

Here's a post on 900 Lake Shore Drive residential tower I did a couple years ago.  Well be checking in on those again this month.

All photos by Eric Rojas and Bob DePalma, Real Estate Brokers unless otherwise noted.

1 comment:

Joe Zekas said...

I spent 5 years in the IBM building, on the 44th floor. Great building, but the site of some of the fiercest winds in the city. There were days when we had to drag ourselves into the building along ropes set up in the plaza.

From the 44th floor I could look down on the roof of the 61-story Marina City. That's the difference between commercial ceiling heights and the ceiling heights in older residential buildings.

The most amazing thing was watching the spiders who spun webs and clung to the window ledges despite the winds and the stark conditions.