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333 West Wacker Drive, Chicago

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
333 West Wacker Drive is a highrise office building in Chicago, Illinois, noted for its impressive reflection of the curves of the Chicago River on its river-facing side.Design featuresOn the side facing the Chicago River, the building features a curved green glass façade, while on the other side the building adheres to the usual rectangular street grid. The glass reflects both the sky and the river flowing next to it. The architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates who designed 333 also designed the high-rise buildings 225 W Wacker to the east, and 191 N Wacker Drive to the south.The building marks the division between North Wacker Drive and West Wacker Drive as the street makes a 90 degree turn. Based on the Chicago grid system for street numbers, if the building had been given an address on North Wacker, the street number would have been an odd number between 200 and 300.Major tenants Nuveen Investments Aetna InsuranceIn popular culture333 Wacker Drive was featured in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off as the building containing Ferris Bueller's father's offices, and was voted "Favorite Building" by the readers of The Chicago Tribune in 1995.
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  • Definitely best to see this building from the river, with the sun reflecting on it, its stunning, a modern beautiful piece of architecture, well worth finding.  more »
  • This office building is often cited as one of Chicago residents’ favorite buildings. Its curving north face follows the curve of the Chicago River. It’s green color mimics the color of the river. The....  more »

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