Mayor welcomes AMA to new home
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Photo by Steven Dahlman (Left) Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to employees and guests of the American Medical Association, now working at its new offices at AMA Plaza. (Click on images to view larger versions.)

19-Sep-13 – Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday welcomed the 1,100 employees of the American Medical Association to its new location at AMA Plaza, formerly 330 North Wabash, formerly IBM Plaza.

“I actually do think we are bringing together two great strengths in the city of Chicago,” said Emanuel. “We are known for our architecture and we are known for our public health commitment. And today both of those come together in a single place in a single location.”

On December 9, 2011, after exploring many options, the AMA announced it would leave 515 North State Street, where its headquarters had been based since 1990, and move two blocks south. Its 15-year lease of about 300,000 square feet gave the nation’s largest association of physicians naming rights of the 52-story riverfront building.

(Right) Signs along the west side of AMA Plaza. Photo by Steven Dahlman

 Related story: Langham officially checks in to AMA Plaza

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 19-Sep-13 1:13 PM

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