Chicago Firefighters Had a Still and Box Alarm Fire at a Downtown High-Rise Early Tuesday Morning. Â Companies responded and reported a fire on the 14th floor. Â More below from ABC7
No one was injured in a fire at a historic high-rise in the Loop. Flames could be seen shooting from the top floor of the 14-story New York Life Insurance Building near Monroe and LaSalle.
The historic building, built in 1898, is being converted into a hotel. It was designed by William Le Baron Jenney, the father of American skyscrapers.
Jenney designed the very first skyscraper: the ten-story Home Insurance Building, located less than two blocks south of the New York Life building…Continue Reading Here