333 Wacker Drive
333 Wacker Drive
Location within Chicago metropolitan area
333 Wacker Drive
333 Wacker Drive (Illinois)
333 Wacker Drive
333 Wacker Drive (the United States)
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location333 Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates41°53′10″N 87°38′09″W / 41.8861°N 87.6358°W / 41.8861; -87.6358Coordinates: 41°53′10″N 87°38′09″W / 41.8861°N 87.6358°W / 41.8861; -87.6358
Construction started1979
OwnerHines Interests Limited Partnership
ManagementHines Interests Limited Partnership
Roof149 m (489 ft)
Technical details
Floor count36
Floor area864,200 sq ft (80,290 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectKohn Pederson Fox Associates

333 West Wacker Drive is a highrise office building in Chicago, Illinois, noted for its reflection of the curves of the Chicago River on its river-facing side.

Design features

On the side facing the Chicago River, the building features a curved green glass façade, while on the other side the building adheres to the usual rectangular street grid. The glass reflects both the sky and the river flowing next to it. The architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates who designed 333 also designed the high-rise buildings 225 W Wacker to the east, and 191 N Wacker Drive to the south.

The building marks the division between North Wacker Drive and West Wacker Drive as the street makes a 90 degree turn. Based on the Chicago grid system for street numbers, if the building had been given an address on North Wacker, the street number would have been an odd number between 200 and 300.

Major tenants

In popular culture

333 Wacker Drive was featured in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off as the building containing Ferris Bueller's father's offices, and was voted "Favorite Building" by the readers of The Chicago Tribune in 1995.[5] In celebration of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial, the 333 W. Wacker Drive building was selected as one of the Illinois 200 Great Places [6] by the American Institute of Architects Illinois component (AIA Illinois).

The building is used for exterior shots of Crows Security headquarters in Batwoman.[7]



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  5. ^ kerch, steve (April 30, 1995). "AND THE WINNERS ARE". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  6. ^ Waldinger, Mike (January 30, 2018). "The proud history of architecture in Illinois". Springfield Business Journal. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Filming Locations: Where is Batwoman filmed?". Retrieved 24 April 2020.