333 Wacker Drive
|333 Wacker Drive|
333 Wacker Drive|
|Owner||Hines Interests Limited Partnership|
|Management||Hines Interests Limited Partnership|
|Roof||149 m (489 ft)|
|Floor area||864,200 sq ft (80,290 m2)|
|Design and construction|
Kohn Pederson Fox Associates|
On the side facing the Chicago River, the building features a curved green glass façade, while on the other side the building adheres to the usual rectangular street grid. The glass reflects both the sky and the river flowing next to it. The architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates who designed 333 also designed the high-rise buildings 225 W Wacker to the east, and 191 N Wacker Drive to the south.
The building marks the division between North Wacker Drive and West Wacker Drive as the street makes a 90 degree turn. Based on the Chicago grid system for street numbers, if the building had been given an address on North Wacker, the street number would have been an odd number between 200 and 300.
In popular culture
333 Wacker Drive was featured in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off as the building containing Ferris Bueller's father's offices, and was voted "Favorite Building" by the readers of The Chicago Tribune in 1995. In celebration of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial, the 333 W. Wacker Drive building was selected as one of the Illinois 200 Great Places  by the American Institute of Architects Illinois component (AIA Illinois).
333 Wacker (far right) and its Chicago River surroundings