In the 19th century, Chicago built the world’s first modern skyscraper. In the 20th century, we created a world-renowned skyline. And today, Chicago aspires to make that skyline the most efficient on the planet. – Mayor Rahm Emanuel

540 West Madison Street


540 West Madison Street


West Loop

Property manager


Year Constructed


Sq. Footage

1,100,000 square feet


31 stories

Building Description

The 1.1-million-square-foot, 31-story 540 West Madison complex houses a 50,000-square-foot data center along with public amenities at street level, a large landscaped entry plaza, an 800-seat cafeteria and 390 parking spaces. To ensure uninterrupted 24/7 operations and boost energy efficiency, numerous features were incorporated including mission-critical infrastructure and a raised-floor HVAC and power/data distribution system.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

February, 2014