News Release

Chicago Board of Trade To Be Honored for Landmark Restoration

Wed Sep 20 2006

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Maria Gemskie
(312) 341-3257


CHICAGO, IL, September 20, 2006 –The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) announced today that it has been named the 2006 recipient of Landmarks Illinois’ annual Real Estate and Building Industries Council award for outstanding preservation efforts.  The CBOT, located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, at the intersection of LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard, has been recognized for the comprehensive $20 million rehabilitation of its iconic structure.

CBOT President and CEO Bernard W. Dan said, “It is a great honor for the CBOT to be receiving this prestigious award. We take very seriously the stewardship of this beautiful structure, one of the last classic Art Deco buildings in the world.  Our successful renovation follows a major upgrade in the building’s telecommunications infrastructure, making the Board of Trade Building a true ‘landmark for the future,’ and an excellent location to do business.”

The award will be presented at the annual Real Estate and Building Industries Council Dinner on Thursday, October 5, at the Westin River North Hotel.  The event provides funding for Landmarks Illinois’ statewide preservation efforts and serves as a social and business networking event for members of the commercial real estate and building design, construction and management industries.

The Chicago Board of Trade Building, designed by Holabird & Root and built in 1930, is designated both a Chicago and a national landmark.  A 23-story addition, designed by Helmut Jahn, was added to the south side of the Art Deco Building in 1982, followed by a five-story building to the east designed by Fujikawa Johnson and Associates.

Landmarks Illinois President David Bahlman characterized the Board of Trade rehabilitation as being “exceptionally well done and consistent with the highest rehabilitation standards.  No detail has been overlooked in restoring the CBOT interiors and exterior to their original glory.  It’s a pleasure to see a restoration project that is so true to the original intentions of the architects of the building.”

For further information and to RSVP for the Real Estate and Building Industries Council Dinner, visit or call 312-922-1742.

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at

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