Reliance Building

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Reliance Building information

Chicago , USA
1 W Washington St
Getting there
Metro: Blue Line to Washington
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With its 16 stories of shimmering glass, framed by brilliant white terra-cotta details, the Reliance Building is a breath of fresh air. The structure’s lightweight internal metal frame supports a glass facade that gives it a feeling of lightness, a style that didn’t become universal until after WWII.

Today the Reliance houses the chic Hotel Burnham . Added historical bonus: Al Capone’s dentist drilled teeth in what’s now room 809.