The Franklin Chicago | Commercial Real Estate Chicago | Tishman Speyer


Properties / North America / WI, IL / Illinois

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2,514,433 sq. ft.
LEED® Silver for Existing Buildings™

222 West Adams Street
227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL

The Franklin

The Franklin consists of two separate properties, 222 West Adams Street and 227 West Monroe Street, located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop.

227 West Monroe Street was constructed in 1989, with construction of 222 West Adams Street following in 1992. 227 West Monroe rises 60 stories high with below-grade parking, totaling a rentable building area of over 1,500,000 square feet. Floorplates vary in size from 36,000 square feet (floors 2-15), 28,500 square feet (floors 17-28), 25,500 square feet (floors 29-43), and 22,500 square feet (floors 44 and above). 222 West Adams stands 34 stories tall, with below-grade parking, consisting of a rentable building area of 930,281 square feet. Floorplates vary in size from 36,000 square feet (floors 2-15), 28,500 square feet (floors 17-27), and 22,000 square feet (Floors 28 and above). The Franklin was designed by the world-renowned, Chicago-based architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The Franklin underwent a large scale, $27.5M lobby renovation, in 2015-2016, to create a more modern feel and enhance the architectural integrity of the complex. During the renovation new amenities were added and existing offerings were updated delivering a best in class experience.

The Franklin offers an extensive amenity package: Food & Beverage: • Rustle & Roux Café & Food Hall provides seven different offerings with daily, rotating restaurants. • R29 Bar, Lounge and Event space - Cocktails and appetizers exclusively for building occupants. R29 is also available to reserve for private events. • Sopraffina Marketcaffee • Hannah's Bretzel • Starbuck's Coffee • Amazon Go Lounges: Common lounge spaces are found on the 6th and 44th floors of 227 West Monroe, and the 3rd floor of 222 West Adams. The lounges are available for everyday access as well as private events. Parking: • Offers 450 reserved and unreserved secured parking, and secure bicycle parking • Easily accessible from expressway via Monroe Street Building Fitness Center: • The Franklin has a 12,000 square foot fitness center with brand new equipment, lockers, showers, daily group fitness classes, and personal training available to members. Conference Center: • 7,000 RSF designed to accommodate from 50 to 300 people. • Formal/Informal meetings as well as private events. • High-end technology for attendees presentations, and an accessible kitchen for catering. Additional Offerings • Citibank- full service banking and ATM • Distributed Antenna System (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon) • Shoeshine (Leather Care Service • In-house messenger service A curated amenity concept called "ZO.", enhances the employee experience to tenants of all sizes. This innovative amenity provides a daily suite of services, tailored to meet the unique needs of employees by focusing on the growing importance of work-life balance. Services at The Franklin include, but are not limited to wellness services (including meditation and yoga), beauty services (such as manicures, pedicures, blow-drying, massages, etc.) cell phone repair, concierge and travel services, community volunteer engagement, corporate training, food delivery and rideshare. Tenants subscribe to ZO., bookings services via a mobile app. The new ZO. Club House will open late 2019, as part of the renovated 6th floor lounge.

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Located in the heart of the West Loop, The Franklin has long been admired for its architectural significance and distinguished tenant roster. With elegant details and unparalleled amenities, this complex is truly in a class of its own. Tishman Speyer’s ownership ensures that our tenants enjoy the thoughtful service and personal attention their businesses command. This iconic skyscraper is a Class A experience that merits its motto, “Where Success and Opportunity Meet.”

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Key Details

  • Two separate buildings located in Chicago’s West Loop
  • 350 indoor, heated valet parking spaces in the complex
  • 24-hour lobby attendant
  • Concierge services
  • On-site sundry shop, florist, fitness club, jewelry boutique, coffee shop, cell phone provider, copy center and banking facility
  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Easily accessible


LEED® Silver for Existing Buildings™ LEED® Silver for Commercial Interiors™: The Franklin Spec Suite Project

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