About Dirksen Federal Building
The Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, sometimes referred to as the Dirksen Federal Building, is a skyscraper in downtown Chicago, Illinois, at 219 S. Dearborn Street. It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1964. The building is 384 feet (117 m) tall, with 30 floors; it was named for U.S. Congressman and Senator Everett Dirksen. The building houses the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and local offices for various federal agencies.