James R. Thompson Center


  • Caption
    View of Interior - Central Atrium
Related person
Helmut Jahn (architect)
Date
1985
Location
North and Central America->United States->Illinois->Chicago
Description
The James R. Thompson Center, formerly the State of Illinois Building, is a multi-use center. It offers leasable space, entertainment space, conference spaces, an art gallery, and is among other things currently a DMV. Its noticeable features include a large atrium space in the center of the building and exposed circulation and construction elements. There are artisan shops and an art gallery, three floors of restaurants and shops, and thirteen floors of open balconies surrounding the rotunda.
Style/Period
1980s (1980 - 1989)
Material
steel frame construction
glass
steel