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Monadnock Building, Chicago

Named appropriately for a mountain in New Hampshire, the Monadnock was the last tall building to be supported by its own walls (not a metal frame, although the 1893 addition by Holabird & Roche does use one).

Named appropriately for a mountain in New Hampshire, the Monadnock was the last tall building to be supported by its own walls (not a metal frame, although the 1893 addition by Holabird & Roche does use one). It's a masterpiece of simplicity and power in form. The block-long hallway that serves as a lobby has incredible ambiance: it's always kept at a level of brightness that suggests gas lamps, and the small stores on the first floor (a coffee shop, a shoe-shine, a restaurant) are all turn-of-the-century tile-and-polish.


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About Monadnock Building

 53 West Jackson Boulevard #850, Chicago, IL, United States

 +1 312-922-1890

 www.monadnockbuilding.com

Monadnock Building and Nearby Sights on Map

Chicago Loop

Federal Center

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Marquette Building

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Metropolitan Correctional Center

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University of Chicago

Chicago Board of Trade Visitor Center

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Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum

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LaSalle Bank Theater

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Chase Tower

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