Chase Tower - Chicago, Illinois
Posted by: geobwong2k
N 41° 52.891 W 087° 37.766
16T E 447774 N 4636812
Quick Description: Chase Tower is the 10 tallest tower in Chicago and the Tallest in the Loop.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2011 8:15:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMBVRW
The Chase Tower is over 850 feet tall, but only the 10 tallest in Chicago. However, in the centre of the loop, it still remains the tallest.
The base is 200 X 300 feet but taper as it goes up to 95 X 300 feet.
Some interesting, or not so interesting facts:
- The plaza is two levels deep, with several staircases and a large fountain at the bottom
- The fountain in the plaza is formed by nine square tubes of water rising to varying heights (similar to the Sears Tower).
- An unusual sensation can be experienced by placing a foot on one of the curving piers, then looking up to the top: this gives the illusion that it's possible to run up the building
- First National Chairman Gaylord Freeman began construction of the building without building permits from Chicago City Hall