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View the Equitable Building's 1962 Construction in Time Lapse


Built on the site where Jean Baptiste du Sable established the trading post that became the City of Chicago, the Equitable Building was completed 50 years ago at 401 N Michigan Ave and remains one of Streeterville's most iconic and recognizable buildings. The 35-story tower includes over 737k SF, and its tenants include Zeller Realty, Fidelity Investments and University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. We dug around YouTube and found a 24-minute time lapse video of its construction, shot in 1962 by Jack Behrend from a penthouse at 333 N Michigan Ave looking northeast. This is a wonderful look into Chicago history and past downtown development. Click here to watch the video.