The First National Bank of Chicago (1969) now Chase Tower is located at 10 S Deerborn in the heart of the Financial Distri
The building is the 11th tallest building in Chicago and is 60 stories tall and stands 850 vertical feet.
Designed by architects Perkins & Will and C.F. Murphy Associates this wonderful skyscraper is a statement that form follow function because all of the structural steel beams are on the outside of the building and the building is wider at the base to accomodate heavy pedestrian traffic and narrower on the upper floors where there is less traffic.
The First National Bank took advantage of the National Banking Act of 1863 allowing National Banks to exist alongside State chartered institutions. Hense the beginning of "Too Big To Fail".