Pictured here is a view of the northwest corner of the building prior to the 2013 renovation. On the west wall is the building's art installation, Lines in Four Directions, by Sol LeWitt. The north wall - shown to the left of the art piece in this photograph - has been replaced by the building's new glass-facade entranceway. (Christopher Barrett photo).
The centerpiece of the 11 W. Quincy Ct. renovation, completed in 2012, is a new north-facing, glass-curtainwall entrance on Quincy Court, tying the building into the Chicago Federal Campus. (Christopher Barrett photo)
By creating a new window-wall facade for the building's entrance and pushing the upper floors out over Quincy Court, designers were able to bring in more light and create dramatic new spaces like this conference room.
Exterior improvements to the Quincy Court building increased the usable area of the building and allowed tenants to experience new views of the city. From the outside the new glazing unifies the various phases of the building and creates a clean, transparent facade, symbolic of the federal government's transparency goals. Pictured here is a view of the renovated building from the State Street, Quincy Court intersection with the new entrance to the far right.(Christopher Barrett photo)
The building began as the renowned Bond Department Store, constructed in 1948 and designed by Friedman, Alschuler, and Sincere, with interior design by Morris Lapidus. The main facade along State Street featured a windowed tower and a wall of rose-colored granite. (archive photo)
This night-time view into the lighted interior of the building's window wall along State Street reveals the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines of words etched into each window. The lines quote the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights, with a design meant to imitate the Lines in Four Directions artwork on the west wall of the building. (Christopher Barrett photo)
To capitalize on the building's welcoming, open space design, interior entrance hallways feature brightly painted walls of varying colors that help guide visitors to elevator lobbies and other access points. (Christopher Barrett photo)