Chicago Civic Center

Project Facts
  • Completion Year 1967
  • Design Finish Year 1965
  • Size Site Area: 85,000 square feet Building Height: 50 feet Number of Stories: 31 Building Gross Area: 1,465,723 square feet
  • Collaborators
    C. F. Murphy & Associates Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett & Dart
Project Facts
  • Completion Year 1967
  • Design Finish Year 1965
  • Size Site Area: 85,000 square feet Building Height: 50 feet Number of Stories: 31 Building Gross Area: 1,465,723 square feet
  • Collaborators
    C. F. Murphy & Associates Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett & Dart

The 31-story Chicago Civic Center (also known as the Daley Center) houses over 120 court and hearing rooms, a law library, and office space inside an award-winning glass and steel structure. In collaboration with local firms C.F. Murphy + Associates and Loebl, Schlossman + Bennett, SOM designed flexible rooms that anticipated the need for future space requirements and could be converted into either courtrooms or offices with minimal structural alterations. Constructed of Cor-Ten steel, the building has developed a bronzed patina over time and requires very little exterior maintenance.

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