Chicago Architecture Info
ParkView West
505 North McClurg Court
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Basic Information
Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates
Type Skyscraper
Floors: 49
Neighborhood: Streeterville
More Information
  • 1937: Construction began on the Kraft-Phenix Cheese building at this location. It would include the corporate offices, laboratories, a processing plant and test kitchens.
  • 1938: Construction finished on the cheese company building. It was the largest building in downtown Chicago at the time.
  • 1939: Kraft-Phenix moved in.
  • 1963: The food factory shut down. At one time it produced 40% of America's Parkay and Kraft salad dressings.
  • 1972: Kraft moved its headquarters to the Chicago suburbs.
  • 1980: The rest of the Kraft offices left the building.
  • 1982: The city of Chicago started leasing the building that was here for $33,000/year for use as police headquarters. Police headquarters would later move to 11th and State and then 35th and Michigan.
  • 2005: The police building was torn down to make way for this skyscraper.