The Isabella Building

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Formerly located in the downtown Loop, the Isabella building had been obscured from view by the overhead tracks of the elevated train at Wabash and Van Buren. At the time of its nomination in 2004, it had recently been acquired by DePaul University as part of a larger parcel.

One of only a handful such William Le Baron Jenney skyscrapers remaining, the Isabella building was of critical importance to Chicago and to the building arts before it was demolished for use as a parking lot.


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