Chase Tower (Chicago)

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Chase Tower
Chase Tower in Chicago.jpg
Chase Tower (Chicago) is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Chase Tower (Chicago)
Location within Chicago metropolitan area
Chase Tower (Chicago) is located in Illinois
Chase Tower (Chicago)
Chase Tower (Chicago) (Illinois)
Chase Tower (Chicago) is located in the United States
Chase Tower (Chicago)
Chase Tower (Chicago) (the United States)
General information
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States [1]
Coordinates 41°52′54″N 87°37′48″W / 41.8816°N 87.6301°W / 41.8816; -87.6301
Latitude and Longitude:

41°52′54″N 87°37′48″W / 41.8816°N 87.6301°W / 41.8816; -87.6301
Construction started1964
Completed1969 [1]
Roof869 ft (265 m) [1] [2]
Technical details
Floor count56 [3]
Floor area2,199,982 sq ft (204,385.0 m2) [4]
Design and construction
Architect C.F. Murphy Associates, Perkins and Will [5]

Chase Tower, located in the Chicago Loop area of Chicago, in the U.S. state of Illinois at 10 South Dearborn Street, is a 60-story skyscraper completed in 1969. At 869 feet (259 m) tall, it is the eleventh-tallest building in Chicago and the tallest building inside the Chicago 'L' Loop elevated tracks, and the 40th-tallest in the United States. Chase Bank has its U.S. and Canada commercial and retail banking headquarters here. [7] The building is also the headquarters of Exelon. [8] The building and its plaza (known as Exelon Plaza) occupy the entire block bounded by Clark, Dearborn, Madison, and Monroe streets.


The First National Clock, located in Chase Tower's Exelon Plaza.
First National Bank plaque, below the clock in Exelon Plaza.

Before the building was constructed, the Morrison Hotel, on its former site, was demolished in 1965. The building first opened in 1969 as First National Plaza. When constructed, it was the headquarters of First Chicago Corporation. [9] In 1998, it became the headquarters for Bank One Corporation, and accordingly it was renamed Bank One Tower, [10] The current name dates from October 24, 2005, after Bank One merged with Chase. Chase's retail bank division is based in the tower.

Since May 2005 the National Public Radio show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is taped on Thursday nights before a live audience at the Chase Auditorium under the plaza. [11]

Design and features

Design architects for the construction were C.F. Murphy Associates, Stanislaw Z. Gladych and Perkins and Will. [3] Chase Tower is known for both its distinctive curving shape and its vibrant public space: a deep sunken plaza at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop, complete with a jet fountain and Marc Chagall's ceramic wall mural Four Seasons. [9]

The ground floor is home to the largest Chase Bank branch in Chicago with 22 ATMs.

See also

Position in Chicago's skyline

311 South Wacker Willis Tower Chicago Board of Trade Building 111 South Wacker AT&T Corporate Center Kluczynski Federal Building CNA Center Chase Tower Three First National Plaza Mid-Continental Plaza Richard J. Daley Center Chicago Title and Trust Center 77 West Wacker Pittsfield Building Leo Burnett Building The Heritage at Millennium Park Crain Communications Building IBM Plaza One Prudential Plaza Two Prudential Plaza Aon Center Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tower 340 on the Park Park Tower Olympia Centre 900 North Michigan 875 North Michigan Avenue Water Tower Place Harbor Point The Parkshore North Pier Apartments Lake Point Tower Jay Pritzker Pavilion Buckingham Fountain Lake Michigan Lake Michigan Lake MichiganThe skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground is a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.


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  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2007-07-08.
  3. ^ a b Chase Tower - Chicago Architecture
  4. ^ "Chase Tower". Retrieved 2007-07-08.
  5. ^ "Chase Tower, Chicago". A View on Cities. Archived from the original on 2019-06-29. Retrieved 2007-07-08.
  6. ^ Chase Tower at Emporis
  7. ^ JPMorgan History | The History of Our Firm
  8. ^ " Contact Us Archived December 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." Exelon. Retrieved on December 5, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Chase Tower". Retrieved 2007-07-08.
  10. ^ " Contact Information." Bank One Corporation. April 10, 2001. Retrieved on March 31, 2010.
  11. ^ " Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!." Retrieved on February 9, 2010.

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