11 West Quincy Court Federal Building
11 W. Quincy Court
Chicago, IL 60604
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.
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 only available in local pay lots; public transportation is available via the Chicago Transit Authority.
Key Tenants: The Department of Labor is the main tenant of the building. Others are General Nutrition Center, Sprint, and Subway.
History and Architectural Features The building, originally the Bond Department Store, was constructed in 1948 in the Art Deco style. It was later renovated for office use in 1982 in the International style of architecture. GSA acquired the building on September 27, 2005. In 2009, as part of an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project, a new entrance off Quincy Court was added. The renovated building has won several awards (see news story) from both local and national architectural associations and earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification (see historic and renovation photos in the photo gallery).
Art in Architecture
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 an imitation of this artwork created as part of the renovation, the windows of the building are etched with words running in the same four directions as the art piece, each line a different quote from the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, or Bill of Rights.