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.
125 S. Clark St., Chicago
D.H. Burnham & Company
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.
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.
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, we 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 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.
Visit Revival Food Hall for a list of vendors and more information.
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
great restaurants, bars, hotels, food trucks and just about
everything else. That Loop thing was a good idea.
Brown, Purple, Pink and Orange Lines
Adams/Wabash and Quincy Stations
Blue and Red Lines
Monroe or Jackson 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)