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, formerly known as 10 West Jackson, was renamed in 2012, following GSA's purchase and renovation of the facility. The top five floors of the six-story building are used as office space – primarily housing the Department of Labor – while the ground floor is mainly used as retail space. 

Located in Chicago's central business district (South Loop), the Quincy Court building is made of granite panels, brick, and a horizontally-articulated curtain wall.

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

 

Property Manager: Julie Nowak

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

For building service calls or more information, use the contact box in the top right corner of this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation: Parking is available in local pay lots. Public transportation is available via the Chicago Transit Authority.

 

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

History and Architectural Features The Quincy Court Federal Building was originally constructed as the Bond Department Store in 1948 in the Art Deco style and later renovated for office use in 1982 in the International style. GSA acquired the building on Sept. 27, 2005. In 2009, as part of an American Recovery Act project, a new entrance on Quincy Court was added. 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.

Last Reviewed 2015-12-16