11 West Quincy Court Federal Building

Extreme low-angle view looking up at the new window-wall entrance to 11 W. Quincy Court11 W. Quincy Court
Chicago, IL 60604

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<>The 11 West Quincy Court Federal Building, located in Chicago's central business district (South Loop), was purchased and renovated by GSA in 2012 to house the Dept. of Labor.

Aerial view of the new north entrance of the 11 W. Quincy Court Federal Building

 

 

 

Property Managers: Stacia Davis, Laura Rusiniak

Public Hours: 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For building service calls or more information, use contacts at top right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

 

Public Parking and Transportation

Parking is available in local pay lots. Public transportation is available via the Chicago Transit Authority [nongovernment site].

Key Tenants

The Department of Labor is the main tenant, with the building's non-federal tenants being the General Nutrition Center, 7-Eleven, Sprint, and Subway. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 89% of respondents gave a four or five rating (on a five-point scale) for the building and GSA services. 

History and Architectural Features

With granite panels, brick, and a horizontally-articulated curtain wall, the Quincy Court Federal Building was originally constructed in 1948 as the Bond Department Store using Art Deco style and later renovated for office use in 1982 in the International style. GSA acquired the building in 2005 and, as part of an American Recovery Act project in 2009, added a new entrance on Quincy Court and modernized the interior. The renovated building has won several awards from both local and national architectural associations (see news story), while also earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification (see historic and renovation photos in the photo gallery). 

Art in Architecture

View of Sol LeWitt's Lines in Four Directions.Lines in Four Directions, a sculpture by Sol LeWitt, is mounted on the exterior wall of the west side of the 11 W. Quincy Court building. The piece, created in 1985, features a series of offset lines oriented in four directions. In imitation of this artwork, the building's renovated windows are also etched with words running in the same four directions as the art piece, each line offering a quote from the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, or Bill of Rights. See America's Fine Arts Collection for more photos of federal artworks.

Last Reviewed 2016-06-13