Trade squished between two building

Standing 605 feet tall, the Chicago Board of Trade was designed by architects Holabird & Root and once the tallest in Chicago. This 1930 Art Deco building incorporates sculptural work by Alvin Meyer and is topped by a 31-foot tall faceless statue of the Roman goddess Ceres in reference to the exchange’s heritage as a commodity market. Sculptor John Storrs believed that the forty-five story building would be taller than any other nearby structure so no one would be able to see the sculpture’s face anyway.

On May 4, 1977, the Chicago Board of Trade Building was designated a Chicago Landmark. The building is now a National Historic Landmark. Today the Board of Trade Building is closely joined by numerous skyscrapers in the heart of Chicago’s busy Loop commercial neighborhood.

Chicago Board of Trade

141 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 435-3590

(Info courtesy of Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Board_of_Trade)