Aon Center 3.6 rating


Originally known as the Standard Oil Building, the 1136 foot tall Aon Center is Chicago's 3rd tallest building, after the Willis Tower and Trump International Tower. It was built in 1972 by architect Edward Durell Stone and initially was faced with marble, but the windy city began to blow the marble off the sides of the building. The entire building had to be refaced with granite - a costly job at one-half of the entire building's costs! A walk around the base can be particularly gratifying to admire the uninterrupted views straight up the shear walls and the 'musical sculptures.'



About Aon Center

 Aon Center, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

 Nearest Transit: Randolph (Line: Green Line)

Aon Center and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago(0.7 km)
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the best and largest museums in the U.

The Skydeck Willis Tower

The Skydeck Willis Tower(1.4 km)
Once the tallest building in the world, the Willis Tower now has to settle for the title of the second tallest building in the United States alone, after One World Trade Center in New York City.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier(1.6 km)
The Navy Pier by Lake Michigan is undoubtedly Chicago's most popular destination, offering over 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities.

Cadillac Palace Theater

Cadillac Palace Theater(1 km)
A Broadway in Chicago outlet, The Cadillac Palace is an opulent theater built in 1926 for the vaudeville's Orpheum Circuit.

Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera(1.4 km)
Housed in the Art Deco Civic Opera Building overlooking the river, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents extraordinary productions of major operas.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra(0.8 km)
The Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center is home to the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of 5 American orchestras that constitute the "Big Five" of classical music.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Ford Center for the Performing Arts(0.6 km)
Originally known as the Oriental Theater when it opened in 1926 as an ornate movie palace on the site of the former Iroquois Theater, the Ford Center for Performing Arts is a premier live performance venue that hosts Broadway productions.

Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile(1.1 km)
One of the most prestigious shopping streets in the world, the Magnificent Mile is a stretch of Michigan Avenue that is home to massive department stores, luxury boutiques, and larger-than-usual stores for national chains like The Gap, Banana Republic, and Crate & Barrel.

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