11 West Quincy Court Federal Building
11 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.
Property Managers: Marco Lopez, 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 contact info in top right or bottom of this page. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.
Public Parking and Transportation
Parking is available in local pay lots. Public transportation is available via the Chicago Transit Authority [nongovernment site].
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.
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. It was later renovated for office use in 1982 in the International style. After acquiring the building in 2005, GSA added a new entrance on Quincy Court and modernized the interior in 2009. The renovated building has won several awards from local and national architectural associations (see news story) while also earning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification (see historic and renovation photo gallery).
Art in Architecture
Lines in Four Directions, a sculpture by Sol LeWitt created in 1985, is mounted on the exterior wall of the west side of 11 W. Quincy Court. The piece 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, 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.