McGraw–Hill Building

Mcgraw Hill Building
  1. About the McGraw–Hill Building in Chicago
    1. Building Catalogations
  2. Architect and team
  3. Architectureal style
  4. Spaces and uses
  5. Structure and materials

The McGraw–Hill Building is an Art-deco skyscraper designed by Thielbar & Fugard and built between 1928 and 1929 in Chicago, IL.

McGraw–Hill Building is not the only name you might know this building by though. It is common for companies to want to attach their names to iconic buildings when they move in, or for the general public to come up with nicknames, and this one is no exception. The building has changed names several times over the years, and is also known as:

  • Le Méridien Chicago between 2000 and 2005.
  • Conrad Chicago between 2005 and 2015.
  • The Gwen from 2015 until this day.

Its precise street address is 520 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL. You can also find it on the map here.

The McGraw–Hill Building is a structure of significant importance both for the city of Chicago and the United States as a nation. The building embodies the distinctive characteristic features of the time in which it was built and the Art Deco style. Because of that, the McGraw–Hill Building was officially declared as a national landmark Invalid Date.

The building underwent a major restoration between 1998 and 2000.

Building's timeline