Inland Steel Building

Coordinates: 41°52′52″N 87°37′45″W / 41.8810°N 87.6291°W / 41.8810; -87.6291
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Inland Steel Building
General information
Location30 W. Monroe Street[1]
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°52′52″N 87°37′45″W / 41.8810°N 87.6291°W / 41.8810; -87.6291
Construction started1956
Roof332 feet (101.2 m)[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill[1]
Structural engineerSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Inland Steel Building
Inland Steel Building is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Inland Steel Building
Inland Steel Building is located in Illinois
Inland Steel Building
Inland Steel Building is located in the United States
Inland Steel Building
Location30 W. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°52′51″N 87°37′43″W / 41.88083°N 87.62861°W / 41.88083; -87.62861
Area0.5 acres (0.2 ha)
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill; Graham, Bruce & Walter Netsch
Architectural styleInternational Style
NRHP reference No.09000024[3]
Added to NRHPFebruary 18, 2009

The Inland Steel Building, located at 30 W. Monroe Street in Chicago is one of the city's defining commercial high-rises of the post-World War II era of modern architecture.[1] It was built in the years 1956–1957 and was the first skyscraper to be built in the Chicago Loop following the Great Depression of the 1930s.[4] Its principal designers were Bruce Graham and Walter Netsch of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architecture firm.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Inland Steel Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. "Inland Steel Building". Emporis Corporation. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  3. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  4. Schulze, Franz & Harrington, Kevin (2003). Chicago's Famous Buildings (5th ed.) Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 75. ISBN 0-226-74066-8.

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