Case Study 125 State of Illinois Center Chicago 1985

State Illinois Center Chicago

The round atrium is fully glazed externally and penetrates the total height of the offices. A cluster of wall-climber lifts are the main focus within the inner space of the atrium and relate to circular galleries floor by floor. Accommodation and escape stairs run in a zig zag pattern down the balcony face and contribute an expression of activity and movement within the 16 storey volume. The lowermost floors relate to a food hall and to the subway system. It is one of the most remarkable public...