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This remarkable 108-story, 442 meter (1,450 feet) skyscraper stands tall in the Chicago skyline. When completed in 1974 it was the tallest building in the world. It remained the world's tallest building until 1998. It is now the second tallest building in the United States and the 13th-tallest in the world.

Location: 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Constructed: 1970-1973
Use: Office, observation, communication
Height: Antenna/Spire 527 meters (1,730 feet)
Roof: 442 meters (1,451 feet )
Floors: 108
Floor area: 418,064 meters (353,961 m rentable), 4.56 million sq feet. (3.81 million sq feet rentable)
Elevators: 104, with 16 double-decker elevators, made by Westinghouse, modernized by Schindler Group Companies
Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
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