LaSalle Bank Building
a.k.a. Field Building
Architects: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
The building was designated a Chicago Landmark, Wednesday, February 9, 1994.
Height (tip): 535.01 ft
Height (architectural): 535.01 ft
Height (roof): 535.01 ft
Floors (above ground): 45
Construction start: 1931
Construction end: 1934
The world's first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, stood on the western part of this site and was demolished for this building.
The exterior has no ornamental embellishments, making its design uncharacteristically spare even for the Art Moderne style.
The centerpiece of the lobby is a brass elevator location indicator panel in the shape of the building.
The top two floors hold the executive dining rooms for the bank, and feature a narrow terrace overlooking the central Loop to the east.
On the evening of Monday, December 6, 2004, the 29th floor of this building caught fire and burned for over five hours. There were no fatalities.