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The Chicago Traveler

Xerox Center

by Matt B on October 1st, 2007

Just down the street from Three First National Plaza stands the Xerox Center, an architectural creation of world-famous Helmut Jahn. Other examples of his work here in Chicago include the ‘eL’ station at O’Hare and the James R. Thompson Center.

Completed in 1980, the Xerox Center has 41 floors and three corners. Yes, three. The northeast “corner” is actually a curve, giving a unique look to this Loop inhabitant. While the building was originally planned to be one of a pair (and deep blue), this structure stands well enough on its own. Finally, no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. The windows facing north are bigger than those facing east simply because they receive much less sunlight.

xerox center

Photo credit: (c/o Flickr) yuan2003

Xerox Center: 55 W Monroe St
Public trans: Bus # 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 14, 20, X20, 22, 24, X28, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 126, 127, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151, 157
Red/Blue Line train (Monroe)

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