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77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
77 West Wacker Drive | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
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Year: 1992
Location: Chicago, Il, USA
Client: The Prime Group Inc.
Total area: 110,000 (sqm)

Anchored on the Chicago River embankment this 50-storey office building represents a climactic milestone in the works of Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. It was designed in a “Modern Classical” style using Portuguese Royal white granite and silver-grey glass curtain wall.

The American tradition of skyscraper construction, with some especially attractive examples in Chicago, suggested the need to establish a dialogue between the classicism of stone architecture and the high-tech glass buildings. The result is a façade that reveals a design of classical proportions, which recalls Giotto’s campanile in Florence Cathedral, divided into different levels, linked by columns. A classically-proportioned temple...

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77 West Wacker Drive

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SKETCHES & MODELS
77th West Wacker Drive
The Taller’s first skyscraper is the result of numerous studies on different American cities. A few years earlier, in 1985, the works of the Taller de Arquitectura were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum alongside the work of...
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