Designed for the Ages Originally designed by prominent architect Henry Ives Cobb
and completed in 1893, the Venetian Gothic 250-foot tower, deemed a Chicago landmark, was designed to give the Chicago Athletic Association a distinctive identity when viewed from the lakefront by visitors of Chicago World's Fair.
Constructed in 1910 and designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb
, the building's English Gothic Revival design and small floor plate create a very slender and elegant profile, indicative of many of the tall structures built in the early 20th Century.
Figuring prominently is the Driehaus logo, which is a picture of the firm's corporate headquarters, a 15,000 square-foot limestone mansion designed by the prominent Chicago architect, Henry Ives Cobb
, which was built in 1886.