Chicago Board of Trade Building

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The Chicago Board of Trade Building in 2011

The Chicago Board of Trade Building is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The Chicago Board of Trade Building is currently the 37th tallest building in Chicago. It stands 184 meters, 605 feet, and has 44 floors. The building has a faceless statue of Ceres (goddess of agriculture) as a reference to the exchange's heritage as a commodity market.[1]

History[change | change source]

The top of the Chicago Board of Trade Building features a statue of Ceres as the exchange's heritage as a commodity market

The Chicago Board of Trade Building was built in 1929 and finished in 1930. It is at 141 W. Jackson Boulevard at the foot of the LaSalle Street canyon, in the Chicago Loop community area in Cook County. It first became a Chicago landmark in May 4, 1977. The building was made a National Historic Landmark on June 2, 1978. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 16, 1978[2].

Originally built for the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), it is now the primary trading venue for the derivatives exchange, the CME Group, The CME Group was founded in 2007 when the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange merged together.

Movies[change | change source]

The building has been featured in several movies, such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Batman Begins, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and The Dark Knight. The building was featured as the outer part of the Daily Planet in the 2013 Superman movie Man of Steel.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Chicago Board of Trade Building at Earth in Pictures.com
  2. "Chicago Board of Trade Building". Commission on Chicago Landmarks, Historic Preservation Division of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development. http://webapps.cityofchicago.org/landmarksweb/web/landmarkdetails.htm?lanId=1269&counter=55. Retrieved February 11, 2012.

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