Jewelers' Building

35 E Upper Wacker Dr Chicagoundefined

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The Jewelers' Building was designed by Giaver and Dinkelberg and was completed in 1927. The building is 523 feet tall and contains 40 stories. The building is a Neoclassical style, which is a nod to the grand yet simple elements of Greek and Roman architecture. Columns are used to create drama, which is balanced by blank walls.  

A 22-story car elevator used to take tenants directly from the street to their offices. It was the first of its kind and was used to facilitate jewelry exchanges, though ultimately it was built over to make room for more offices.

The four turrets, one on each corner, were originally part of the building’s fire suppression system and contained large cast iron tanks of water. The bases are now used as conference rooms. The Jewelers' Building was featured heavily in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

(Cover Photo from niXerKG via Flickr)

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