The 51-story office tower going up across the street from Chicago Union Station has stopped going up, and is now only filling out. The BMO Tower at 320 South Canal Street topped off last week. When complete, it is expected to reach 727 feet into the West Loop sky.
According to the Chicago Tribune, BMO plans to take advantage of the recent loosening of Chicago’s skyscraper signage rules to add two signs to the top of this building. Until this month, only one sign was legally permitted.
The two signs will punctuate the south and west sides of the tower, allowing commuters on both the Dan Ryan and the Eisenhower Expressways to gaze upon the Bank of Montreal logo and fondly remember years past, when Chicago had its own banks of international stature, instead of flying the flag of the number four bank of another country.