Chicago buildings, park added to national registry

March 8, 2009 9:00:45 PM PDT
Two Chicago buildings and a Northwest Side park have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.The Inland Steel building on West Monroe was one of three sites, according to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. It was the first skyscraper to be built in the Loop following the Great Depression of the 1930's. The building was designed by Bruce Graham and Walter Netsch of the Skidmore Owings and Merrill architecture firm.

Also new on the register are the Spiegel office building on West 35th Street and Independence Park on north Springfield.