Then and Now, Madison-Clark

1960--Madison Street @ Clark, view east

1960–Madison Street @ Clark Street, view east

2016--the same location

2016–the same location

In the older photo, the Morrison Hotel is visible along the south side of Madison Street.  The original 1925 building was expanded several times, until the facility had a total of 2210 rooms.  The 565-foot tall tower made the Morrison the tallest hotel in the world.

The Morrison was demolished to make way for the First National Bank Building (now the Chase Tower) in 1965.  At that time, the Morrison earned another record—the tallest building ever torn down.

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3 Responses to “Then and Now, Madison-Clark”


  1. 1 Garry May 19, 2016 at 3:39 am

    The Morrison being the tallest building torn down lasted only a couple of years. When they tore down the even taller Singer Building in NYC.
    Now that “record”, is sadly held by the World Trade Center Buildings.

  2. 3 James F. O'Neil May 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Such a beautiful gathering place at the top of the Morrison. Many memories left in the rubble.


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