Aon Center - Chicago

Aon Center

 

Height:   1,136 feet

          83 stories

         

Location: 200 East Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois

 

Architect: Edward Durell Stone

 

Built: 1972

 

 

Once dubbed “Big Stan”, when Standard Oil owned the building, the name was changed to the Aon Center in 2003, when the building sold for $465,000,000.00.  The beautiful white granite exterior was a very expensive facelift given to the building in 1990 after the Carrara marble sheathing began to detach from the buildings exterior and penetrated the roof of the nearby Prudential Center Annex. In 1990 to 1992 the entire building was refaced with Mount Airy white granite at a cost of over 80 million dollars. To reduce sway, resist earthquakes, minimize column bending and maximize column-free space this building utilizes a tubular steel framed structural system with V-shaped perimeter columns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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