Address1104 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
OwnerColumbia College Chicago
ArchitectWilliam LeBaron Jenney
Sq. Footage 178,600
Building Description1104 S. Wabash Avenue, built in 1891, is a City of Chicago Landmark (1996) and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1980). Designed by William LeBaron Jenney, acknowledged as the inventor of the skyscraper for his fire-proofed metal skeleton-frame form of construction, the Ludington building represents his continuing experimentation as the first entirely terra cotta-clad skyscraper. The Ludington is also a rare survivor, one of only two extant loft buildings in Chicago built by Jenney.
Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy ChallengeApril 2014