Crane Building, 888 S Michigan, Near South Side, Chicago, IL 60605

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Building Name:Crane Building

Address:888 S Michigan
Near South Side
Chicago, IL 60605

Loftiness Factor:7

Commentary:The Crane Company Building is a twelve-story building was designed by Holabird & Roche and built in 1912. The steel frame skyscraper was designed in the Classical Revival style, and its exterior design is split into three sections. The first and second floors are faced in limestone and feature piers supporting a cornice; the third floor is also covered in limestone. The fourth through eleventh floors are constructed in red brick; windows on these floors feature terra cotta keystones and sills, and the eleventh floor is capped by a terra cotta cornice. The twelfth floor is decorated in terra cotta panels which incorporate Crane Company valves in their design; this floor is also topped by a cornice.[2] The building originally housed offices for the Crane Company, which manufactured plumbing and heating equipment. The Crane Company played a significant role in both the Chicago economy, where it was a major employer of industrial workers, and the national manufacturing landscape, where it was considered "the United States' leading manufacturer" of iron and brass plumbing and heating fixtures. Due to the demolition of the Crane Company's factories and its early leaders' homes, the Crane Company Building is now the most significant landmark in Chicago associated with the company. After the Crane Company left the building in 1960, it was converted to a residential property. The Crane Company Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 28, 2002. The adaptive reuse conversion from office to residential was completed between 2000 - 2002 by Frankel & Giles. Currently there are 34 units. Floors 2 thru 9 contain 3 or 4 units per floor. 00 units approx 2170 sq ft 2BR/2BA 01 975 sq ft 2BR/1BA 02 740 sq ft 1BR/1BA 03 1727 sq ft 2 or 3BR/2BA Penthouse 1, 2, 3 are single units approx 5400 sq ft Penthouse 4 is approx 3000 plus approx 2500 sq exterior space

# Residental Units:34

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Completion Date:2002

Last Renovation:2000

Year Built:1912

Construction Type:Steel Frame/Masonry

Base Floor Type:Wood

Base Roof Type:Rubber Membrane

# of Stories:13

Common Areas:Bike Room, Door Person, Elevator, Sundeck, Receiving Room, Restaurant


Ceiling Height Average:9

Ceiling Height Maximum:9

Ceiling Height Minimum:9
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