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515 North State Street


515 North State Street


River North

Property manager

U.S. Equities Realty

Year Constructed



Kenzo Tange

Sq. Footage


Building Description

Designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, 515 North State, a 622,487 square foot building, features a unique blend of traditional Japanese style and modernism. The trademark 50-foot high wedge opening cut from floors 24 to 28 and the reflective glass exterior create a distinct silhouette making 515 North State one of Chicago’s most recognizable buildings. A spectacular two-story lobby with soaring ceilings greets guests and solidifies 515 North State’s contemporary atmosphere. Expansive windows throughout the building provide inspiring panoramic views of the city, while Lake Michigan and the Chicago River serve as vibrant visual backdrops for the building’s sophisticated tenants. Located at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue, 515 is at at the intersection of the River North and North Michigan Avenue submarkets. Just steps from Michigan Avenue and the Loop, 515 North State is surrounded by an abundance of first-class restaurants, retailers, service providers and hotels, making this stunning architectural masterpiece a premier Class A office environment.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

June 2012