Twenty years ago Chicago's historic Montgomery Ward catalog building was redeveloped into a tech destination known as 600 West Chicago. Now under Sterling Bay ownership, the building has again been transformed to meet the unique needs of today’s workforce, as every company has become a tech company. 600W boasts an expanded retail experience to serve both tenants and surrounding neighbors, modernized tenant amenities, updated interiors and a renewed focus on accessing the outdoors. Featuring sweeping floor plates and an exceptional location, the building is perched on the edge of the Chicago River within acres of riverfront land poised for redevelopment in the coming months and years. 

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600 West Chicago

Redesigned Lobbies | Updated Common Areas | Reinvigorated Retail Level | Activated Riverwalk New Lounge + Meeting Areas | Improved Streetscape Plaza
New Drop Off Area
| Enhanced Parking Experience | Rooftop Deck | On-Site Fitness Center | Secure Bike Room

Building Basics

  • Built in 1908
  • Former Montgomery Ward catalog building
  • Designed by Schmidt, Garden & Martin
  • Renovated in 2000
  • 1.65 million SF
  • 8 stories
  • 147,000 - 225,000 SF floor plates
  • 100,000 SF of office space available
  • 1,500 SF of prime retail space available

Progressive Amenities

In 2018, 600W underwent a reinvigoration plan, giving tenants access to these amenities:

  • Redesigned lobbies
  • Updated common areas
  • Activated Riverwalk area
  • Reconfigured outdoor plaza level
  • Energized retail experience
  • Tenant lounge + meeting rooms
  • Vehicle drop off area
  • Enhanced on-site parking experience
  • Rooftop deck with city and river views
  • On-site full-service gym
  • Secure bike room
  • Press Box dry cleaning


  • Minimum of 800 amps (12 Watts PSF) per floor
  • Redundancy via 3 feeds and 3 substations
  • Two 1,500 kW generators
  • 12’7” – 17’3” slab-to-slab ceiling heights
  • Heavy floor load capacity


600 W Chicago is ideally located along the Chicago River in the River North submarket. The property can be reached by multiple transportation options including:

  • Shuttle service to  Ogilvie and Union Stations
  • CTA Brown and Purple ‘L’ Station at Chicago and Franklin
  • CTA Bus Route 66 (37 & 8 in close proximity)
  • Onsite parking for over 800 cars
  • Onsite Divvy bike station
  • Secure bike room
  • Future Chicago Water Taxi stops for north and south bound boats



Commitment to Wellness and Safety

Sterling Bay has always been a leader in technology and design and this commitment remains true, now more than ever at 600 West Chicago. In 2021, the property received the WELL Health-Safety Rating, which assesses and verifies a commercial property’s operations as it relates to reducing virus transmission and preparing for a healthy, safe return-to-work experience.




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Building Management

Please direct all requests and questions concerning the building to the office of the building at the number below.

Engineers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for building emergencies.

Dana Rosenblum
Property Manager
Lucas Schlemmer
Vice President, Group Manager
Mike Carlson
Security Manager


For more information on 600W Chicago, please enter your information below. Or feel free to contact us directly with your questions.

Sterling Bay
333 N Green Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60607



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