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Chicago Sights

Northwest Tower Building (Coyote Building)

  • 1600 N. Milwaukee Ave. Map It
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Erected in 1929, this triangular, 12-story art deco office building is the anchor of the North Milwaukee–Damen intersection and is used as a reference point from miles around. According to the Chicago Tribune, some artists dubbed it the Coyote Building in the 1980s, because they thought that the base attaching the flagpole to the rest of the tower "resembled a coyote howling at the moon."

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1600 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60647, USA

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