Leo Burnett Building

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Leo Burnett Building
General information
Completed 1989
Design and construction
Architect Roche-Dinkeloo
The Leo Burnett Building.
The building from the Chicago river.

The Leo Burnett Building, located on 35 West Wacker Drive at North Dearborn Street in the Chicago Loop, is a 50 story, 635 foot (193 m) tall skyscraper above the Chicago River's Main Stem on the southern bank. When built in 1989, it was the 12th tallest structure in Chicago,[1] it was designed by Kevin Roche-John Dinkeloo and Associates and Shaw & Associates. It is a postmodern design made with granite, masonry, glass, steel and concrete. The windows are divided by stainless steel bars, which is typical of "Chicago windows."[2]


It houses advertising agency Leo Burnett Worldwide, owned by Publicis, from which it derives its name, the building is also home to the law firm of Winston and Strawn and the restaurant Catch 35. Media services agency Starcom Worldwide, also owned by Publicis, has its headquarters located in the building.[3] RR Donnelley moved its corporate headquarters to this location in May 2015.

Leo Burnette Building detail

Position in skyline[edit]

311 South Wacker Willis Tower Chicago Board of Trade Building 111 South Wacker AT&T Corporate Center Kluczynski Federal Building CNA Center Chase Tower Three First National Plaza Mid-Continental Plaza Richard J. Daley Center Chicago Title and Trust Center 77 West Wacker Pittsfield Building Leo Burnett Building The Heritage at Millennium Park Crain Communications Building IBM Plaza One Prudential Plaza Two Prudential Plaza Aon Center Blue Cross and Blue Shield Tower 340 on the Park Park Tower Olympia Centre 900 North Michigan John Hancock Center Water Tower Place Harbor Point The Parkshore North Pier Apartments Lake Point Tower Jay Pritzker Pavilion Buckingham Fountain Lake Michigan Lake Michigan Lake MichiganThe skyline of a city with many large skyscrapers; in the foreground are a green park and a lake with many sailboats moored on it. Over 30 of the skyscrapers and some park features are labeled.


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Coordinates: 41°53′11″N 87°37′45″W / 41.8864°N 87.6291°W / 41.8864; -87.6291