Inland Steel Building

Chicago, Illinois

Project Description

A Chicago landmark, the Inland Steel Building was the first post-war skyscraper completed in the Chicago loop. The building is noted for its unique brushed stainless steel and glass facade, and column-free office space. As a whole, the building is generally considered to be an excellent example of post-World War II modernist style commercial architecture.

Scope of Services

CDC was retained to research the current glass coating, advise the feasibility of removing the existing insulating glass unit (IGU), refurbish the outer lite, and create new IGUs for reinstallation. CDC observed and reported on the removal/refurbishment of several IGUs for the purposes of meeting with historic perspective agencies and evaluated potential costs.

CDC Client

Capital Properties

Design Architect

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill