Skyscrapers Cities Chicago 35 East Wacker

Attributed to wikipedia user TonyTheTiger
Attributed to wikipedia user TonyTheTiger
Height522 feet

About 35 East Wacker

35 East Wacker or North American Life Insurance Building (its name on the Michigan–Wacker Historic District contributing property listing) and (formerly Pure Oil Building) is a 40-story 523-foot (159 m) historic building in the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. It was once the tallest building outside of New York City. As with many claims of superior height, definitions are important. This claim ignores the Chicago Temple Building's steeple. The building was designated a Chicago Landmark on February 9, 1994. The building originally had parking on the 2nd through 22nd floors. During the building's first 14 years the building had a 22-story car lift that facilitated safe transfers for jewelry merchants. Former names of this building were, in sequential order, Jewelers Building, Pure Oil Building, and North American Life Building. Helmut Jahn's showroom is atop the building inside the dome. The building is featured in scenes of Batman Begins.

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