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Chicago Daily News Building
400-442 W. Madison St., Chicago (Cook County)




Dramatically located along the Chicago River, this 26-story Art Deco masterpiece was designed by Holabird and Root in 1929. The building’s U-shaped design embraces a public plaza facing the river, framed by two concourses. The barrel-vaulted hallway in the south concourse once featured a John W. Norton mural depicting the process of news gathering, printing, and distribution. The mural was removed in 1993 and its fate is unknown.


The building owner has discussed construction of a new tower on the site of the riverside plaza and, without local landmark protection, this building and plaza could be radically altered and/or demolished.




If you would like to save this building and its riverfront plaza, please send your letter of support for Chicago landmark designation to:


Alderman Brendan Reilly
311 West Superior, Suite 212
Chicago, IL 60610








Landmarks Illinois
Suite 1315
53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 
tel. 312-922-1742 
fax 312-922-8112



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