InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
Medinah Athletic Club

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InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Quick Facts
City Chicago
Country United States of America
Year 1927 - 1929
Floors 45
Height 143.6 m / 471 ft
Walter W. Ahlschlager
Building Info
Medinah Athletic Club
Hotel InterContinental
Address 505 North Michigan Avenue
Status Completed
  • Restored 1988-1989 by Harry Weese and Associates.
  • Conceived as an exotic Orient-style club with the a large swimming pool, golf course, rifle rage and tea court
  • It was commisioned by a group of Medinah nobles, an organization with roots in the Middle East.
  • The building has a Saracenic portal and a Moorish dome and minaret.
  • The interior was lavishly decorated in Byzantine style.
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