Facts About the Buildings

Developer Herbert S. Greenwald in partnership with Robert Hall McCormick, Sr. and Jr.
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Associate architects Pace Associates and Holsman, Holsman, Klekamp and Taylor
Structural engineer Frank J. Kornacker
Construction company Sumner S. Sollitt Company
Formal ground breaking ceremony December 17, 1949
Dates of construction 1949 – 1951
Lot size 33, 804 square feet
Size of each floor 107’ by 65’
Building height 284’
Number of levels 26 stories above ground with 2 levels sub grade
Number of apartment units: initially/now 271/238 reflecting combined units
Cost of Project (1949 -1951) $5 – 6 million (approx. $49 million in 2010 dollars)
Cost of Building Restoration (2007 – 2010) $9 – 10 million
















Photograph by Hedrich Blessing, courtesy of the Chicago History Museum.

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