Your OHC Photos: 333 Wacker

333 Wacker Lobby.  Photograph by Garfield Park Spy Randall

333 Wacker Lobby. Photograph by Garfield Park Spy Randall


If you took the Open House Chicago tour of 333 Wacker Drive, you may have run across Man_ofSteel manning the desk as a volunteer for the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  While he was there, he took this great photo of the 333 lobby.

333 is a 36-story curved tower from 1983 designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates.  It is widely praised for making efficient use of an awkwardly-shaped plot of land, and making a strong statement without overwhelming the Chicago River.  In fact, its ability to harmonize with both water and sky is what attracts to many photographers to its exterior.

It was also the location of Ferris’ dad’s office in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.

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