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Inland Steel Building

Inland Steel Building Review

A runt compared to today's tall buildings, this crisp, sparkling 19-story high-rise from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was a trailblazer when it was built in the late 1950s. It was the first skyscraper built with external supports (allowing for wide-open, unobstructed floors within), the first to employ steel pilings (driven 85 feet down to bedrock), the Loop's first fully air-conditioned building, and the first to feature underground parking.

Frank Gehry is currently designing its renovation.

Updated: 06-11-2013

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