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Two Prudential Plaza

One of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago is undoubtedly Two Prudential Plaza .
It was built in 1990 and is 303 m high. The building was designed by Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl, with Stephen T. Wright as head designer.
The building is honoured with 8 prizes.
When the building was completed, it was the second highest building in the world with a reinforced concrete structure.
Striking is the 45 ° twisted pyramid shaped peak and the 24 m high spire.

Three different presentations of the building from different positions, different distances and different times of the day.

◄ Picture 1: 20:15 ►
■ The sun is almost below.
The first lights in the buildings are on. Two Prudential Plaza is half hidden behind the 183 m high One Prudential Plaza (with antenna 278 m) from 1955, designed by Naess and Murphy. The buildings are connected to each other.

◄ Picture 2: 19:45 ►
■ Half an hour earlier.
We see the west facade in the sun and the south facade in the shade. We can also see the 45 ° twisted pyramid shaped spear. On the right side we see the AON Center (200 East Randolph Street) with the shadow of Two Prudential Plaza on its west facade.

◄ Picture 3: 17:45 ►
■ Two hours earlier.
This photo has been taken from a much larger distance. From the Daley Plaza, close to the "Picasso" you can see the peak and spire of Two Prudential Plaza. The building is half hidden behind another remarkable building; "The Crain Communications Building". This building, noted for its unusually slanted facade, was designed by Sheldon Schlegman or A. Epstein and Sons.
On the right side we see the dark reflecting glass facade of Block Thirty Seven, 22 West Washington Street

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Additional Photos by Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5316 W: 324 N: 9777] (38348)
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