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One LaSalle Street Building
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Chicago Landmark
Northward view of One North LaSalle Building, the light grey building just beyond the Roanoke Building, from LaSalle Street.
One North LaSalle is located in Illinois
Location: 1 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°52′55.37″N 87°37′55.68″W / 41.8820472°N 87.6321333°W / 41.8820472; -87.6321333Coordinates: 41°52′55.37″N 87°37′55.68″W / 41.8820472°N 87.6321333°W / 41.8820472; -87.6321333
Built/Founded: 1930
Architect: Vitzhum, Karl Martin; Burns, John J.
Architectural style(s): Skyscraper, Art Deco
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: November 22, 1999
Designated CL: April 16, 1996.<
NRHP Reference#: 99001378 [1]

The One North LaSalle Building or One LaSalle Street Building is a building in the LaSalle Street corridor in the Loop community area of Chicago. At 530 ft and 48 stories it was for some time one of Chicago's tallest buildings. Its 5th floor relief panels depict the explorations of René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.[2] It was designated a Chicago Landmark on April 16, 1996.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 1999. The building is located across Madison Street from Roanoke Building.

Height and Ranking

The Chicago Board of Trade Building was the tallest building in Chicago for some 35 years by conventional definitions. This building was the fourth tallest (fifth tallest after the completion of the LaSalle National Bank Building) structure for approximately the same period. The height difference is easily seen in scale depictions.[4] Other sources, however, claim this building was the tallest structure for approximately the same period defined by excluding items on top of the main building such as the Board of Trade Building's statue and pyramidal top, the steeple of the Chicago Temple Building, the pyramidal top of the Pittsfield Building, and the mansard roof of the Civic Opera House.[3][5] The difference is easily seen in scale depictions.[6][7]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.  
  2. ^ "One North LaSalle". 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-13.  
  3. ^ a b "One North LaSalle Building". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved 2007-11-05.  
  4. ^ "Diagrams: Chicago Skyscrapers in 1930". 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-05.  
  5. ^ "One North LaSalle Street". Chicagoland Chief Engineer. Retrieved 2007-11-05.  
  6. ^ "Diagrams: One North LaSalle". 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-15.  
  7. ^ "Diagrams: Chicago Board of Trade". 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-15.  


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