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The pioneering spirit of this Daniel Burnham designed building (1907) is alive in this iconic structure, which is once again making a bold statement in the Central Loop. Built for maximum functionality and accessibility, the refreshed building will now meet the highest demands of modern business while establishing a new work culture. This is where boutique meets business and the unexpected is around each corner. The National Chicago marks a new age of buildings to be celebrated.

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Be Part Of The History

For office leasing information, please contact:

MIKE LOMBARDO
312.855.2233
mike@bluestarproperties.net

For Revival Food Hall inquiries, please contact:

JUSTIN ANDERSON
justin@16oncenterchicago.com

Or learn more here:
TheNationalChicago.com/Leasing

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General Information

OWNER/MANAGER BlueStar Properties
RENOVATED 2015
HEIGHT 20 floors
RENTABLE SQUARE FEET 507,000
FLOOR SIZES 24,000 – 30,500 RSF
STRUCTURE Structural steel encased in concrete
RATE $32.00 – $34.00 Gross
ELEVATORS 13 Passenger elevators
1 Freight elevator with 3,000lb capacity
CEILING HEIGHTS 12’ to 14’
HVAC CAV multi-zone augmented by perimeter radiation
ELECTRICAL 3,000 amps, 208/120V
UNINTERRUPTED POWER 116 cell batteries and switch gear located in the sub-basement along with 4000KW diesel back-up generator
WINDOWS Fully operable single hung windows
BUILDING SERVICE HOURS Monday-Friday: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
TELECOM/CABLE/INTERNET The building will be lit with fiber to every floor, offering bandwidth options from 100M to 10G
SECURITY Building is accessible 24/7. After hours, Tenants may enter using a key card.
FIRE PROTECTION Building will be fully sprinklered
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ADDRESS
125 S. Clark St., Chicago

YEAR BUILT
1907

ARCHITECT
D.H. Burnham & Company

Building Overview

Established in 1907, The National is an iconic, living piece of historical Chicago – a city known for its historical landmarks and striking architecture.

Stepping into a new role in 2015, the 20-story steel and concrete structure emanates a bold 21st Century character, with a plethora of modern amenities to compliment its historic setting. The National sits in the very heart of Chicago’s Loop – a thriving urban hub where business, commerce, and mass transit intertwine with legendary Chicago landmarks.

The National will offer a one-of-a-kind main level marketplace with an impressive array of gourmet cuisines and coffee shops, a vinyl record store, and more.  Boasting over 500,000 of rentable square feet, each story of The National offers tenants 12-14 foot ceilings, fully operable single hung windows and expansive floor plates – an open canvas to the pallet of its future tenants. The building is also fitted with fiber on every floor, full security and fire protection, and 13 passenger elevators.

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 The National Trailer

This Is The National

It is often said that a building is only as good as its bones.

Designed by legendary Chicago architect Daniel H. Burnham and birthed in 1907, The National remains cemented as one of Chicago’s true architectural landmarks. 2015 marks a new chapter.

First conceived as a space to house the Commercial National Bank of Chicago, the building’s current name takes root from the bank’s earliest origins.  The building then went on to serve as the centralized business headquarters for another name in a dominant and noteworthy industry; Commonwealth Edison.  It served this role for most of the 20th century until it was purchased by Chicago Public Schools in 1989.  Previous tenants had retrofitted the building’s interior space to meet their individual specifications, however as the the structure is readied for new ownership and occupancy in 2015, with a full face-lift that both embraces both the building’s rich past, as well as the demands of the modern-age.

 

 

 

There is no substitute for the natural aging of a building. We embrace and often emphasize the many wonderful and curious changes that happen over time. Faux is our biggest foe. Imperfections and distressed features complimented by clean lines and modern functionality is how we create our unique and memorable spaces. Wide open floor plates create endless possibilities.

Be Part Of The History

For office leasing information, please contact:

MIKE LOMBARDO
312.855.2233
mike@bluestarproperties.net

For Revival Food Hall inquiries, please contact:

JUSTIN ANDERSON
justin@16oncenterchicago.com

Or learn more here:
TheNationalChicago.com/Leasing

Download Brochure  

Revival Food Hall At The National

A COLLECTION OF CHICAGO’S FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD VENDORS

 

This food collective will introduce 15 fast-casual stalls featuring many of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood restaurants in a grab-and-go setting, plus a handful of all-new, quick-serve concepts debuting from several acclaimed Chicago chefs. In addition, 16” On Center will operate a multi-roaster coffee shop and full bar, giving equal attention to both the coffee and cocktail programs, so you can wind up and wind down in one location. The 16″ On Center space will also include a record store and reading corner curated by Chicago’s Curbside Splendor—featuring books and records for retail sale by small, independent record labels and publishers from Chicago and the greater Midwest.

“Chicago’s food scene has long been home to some of the most creative culinary concepts in the country. With so many eclectic, food-forward options in the neighborhoods, why shouldn’t the city’s most densely populated workforce experience this same type of variety downtown during the workweek?” says Bruce Finkelman of 16” On Center.

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Be Part Of The History

For office leasing information, please contact:

MIKE LOMBARDO
312.855.2233
mike@bluestarproperties.net

For Revival Food Hall inquiries, please contact:

JUSTIN ANDERSON
justin@16oncenterchicago.com

Or learn more here:
TheNationalChicago.com/Leasing

Download Brochure  

Positioned in the heart of the city, at 125 S Clark St.,
The National is accessible by all modes of transportation and is close to

Location…Location…Location

great restaurants, bars, hotels, food trucks and just about
everything else. That Loop thing was a good idea.

Location Map

Brown, Purple, Pink and Orange Lines
Adams/Wabash and Quincy Stations

Blue and Red Lines
Monroe or Jackson Stations

Green Line
Adams/Wabash Stations

Union Station (5 blocks away)
LaSalle Street Metra (3 blocks away)
South Shore Metra (5 blocks away)

CTA Bus Routes: 1, 7, 22, 24, 28, 29, 36, 62, 126
(1 Block away)

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Press
Curbed Chicago

Curbed Chicago

"...Makeover of Daniel Burnham-Designed Office Tower Underway"

Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine

"...Revival Food Hall Will Cater to All Your Cravings"

Blau Journal

Blau Journal

"...HFF secures $99.5 million financing for 125 S. Clark Street Office Building in Chicago"

Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business

"...Owners of ex-CPS headquarters land $100 million loan"

Chicago Eater

Chicago Eater

"...Dusek's Owners Opening Massive Loop Food Hall This Summer"

BISNOW

BISNOW

"...Blue Star and its partner, Wolcott Group, secured $99.5M in financing."

TimeOut Chicago

TimeOut Chicago

"...A gigantic food hall from the team behind Longman & Eagle"

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

"...featuring fast-casual food by some of Chicago's favorite neighborhood restaurants,…"

chicagoist

chicagoist

"...A showcase for Chicago restaurants…"

Chicago Now

Chicago Now

"...Is Chicago’s Next Big Neighborhood…The Loop?"

Commercial Property Executive

Commercial Property Executive

"...June Issue: Getting Creative With Office Inventory"

NewCity Resto

NewCity Resto

"...Create a place where you would want to be..."

Zagat

Zagat

"...Coming Soon to Chicago: Packed, Dollop Bake Shop, The Sixth & More"

Chicago Eater

Chicago Eater

"...The 23 Most Anticipated Food Halls in the Country: Chicago"

Chicago Eater

Chicago Eater

"...Longman & Eagle Team Uniting For Food Court Inside Loop Office Building"

Chicago Eater

Chicago Eater

"...Food Truck Dock, Chef-driven Food Court Planned for Loop Development"

Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business

"...Food court, record shop on tap for historic former CPS HQ"

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

"...New buyer emerges for Chicago Public Schools HQ"

For press inquiries email: press@thenationalchicago.com

Be Part Of The History

For leasing information, please contact:

MIKE LOMBARDO
312.855.2233
mike@bluestarproperties.net

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More Details 

Floors 2-5

APPROX.
32,250 RSF

CEILING HEIGHTS
14′ – 17′

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Floors 6-20

APPROX.
25,250 RSF

CEILING HEIGHTS
12′ 6″

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Contact

For leasing information, please contact:

MIKE LOMBARDO
312.855.2233
mike@bluestarproperties.net