I put a lot of effort into this one. If you download it, please tell me what you think. One Prudential Plaza is the 32nd tallest building in Chicago. When it opened in 1955 it had the highest roof in the city and was surpasses only by the statue of Cerus atop the Chicago Board of Trade Building. It was designed by the firm Naess & Murphy and stands at 601 feet (183 m).
Two Prudential Plaza is the 5th tallest building in Chicago and the 10th tallest in the U.S. It was designed by the firm Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl and has been given 8 awards so far. It was built in 1990. The height of the tower is 995 feet (303 m) and it is topped by an 80 foot (24 m) spire. Its pyramid peak and chevron setbacks makes it a unique part of Chicago's downtown. The style used in this skyscraper is not typical of Chicago. The peaked roof is an aspect of buildings that is more associated with New York City while Chicago has traditionally had flat-topped roofs. The reason for this is that during the skyscraper boom of the early 1900's Chicago had a height limit on roofs while New York didnt. Thus, Chicago architects had to make the most of all the space available and slanted roofs unnessarily took up space.