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Ribbon cutting ceremony photos

Mike Foley speaking
Zurich North America CEO Mike Foley during the ribbon cutting ceremony said, "This building is a showcase of all we are at Zurich: its excellence in design, its focus on sustainability, and its reflection of our employees."
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Zurich North America CEO, HQ Executive Sponsor, HQ Project Lead and Team members, as well as invited guests cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the new building.
Leed award
Director of Community Advancement at the U.S. Green Building Council® Doug Widener presents Zurich North America CEO Mike Foley a plaque in recognition of the building’s LEED Platinum® certification.
Bob Clark, Clayco
Bob Clark, chairman and CEO of Clayco, the firm that served as the developer and design-builder of the project said Clayco takes pride in its role in this spectacular building and helping to shape the future for Zurich North America.
Dennis Kerrigan, Chief Legal Officer
Caption: Dennis Kerrigan, chief legal officer for Zurich North America and executive sponsor for the Headquarters Project welcomed several hundred guests and employees to Zurich North America’s new home.
Dennis Kerrigan, Chief Legal Officer
Dennis Kerrigan, chief legal officer for Zurich North America and executive sponsor for the Headquarters Project said he was incredibly proud to have shared this journey with some of the best people and business partners not only in Chicago, but also in the country and the world.
Zurich Choir
Zurich’s choir sang a medley of songs, including “Celebrate!” by Artist Kool & the Gang to kick off the celebratory event, while guests clapped and cheered.

Exterior photos

Zurich North America Headquarters
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Zurich North America Headquarters
Zurich North America Headquarters
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Zurich North America Headquarters
Zurich North America Headquarters
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Zurich North America Headquarters
Outdoor gathering space
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Outdoor gathering space
Headquarters Concept
Concept drawing
Zurich North America Headquarters
Headquarters
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Zurich North America Headquarters
Headquarters
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Zurich North America Headquarters
Headquarters
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Zurich North America Headquarters

Interior photos

Pilling Theater
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Pilling Theater
Executive conference room
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Executive Conference Room
Reception Area
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Reception Area by Training Center
Reception area
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Reception Area by Training Center
Social hub
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Social Hub
Pavilion meeting space
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Pavilion Meeting Space
Main lobby
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Main Lobby
Workspace
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Workspace

The journey

Renderings of Zurich's new headquarters

These architectural renderings show the design of the new headquarters from several different points of view.

New Headquarters rendering
Architectural rendering
Zurich North America Headquarters
New headquarters rendering -  North aerial
Architectural rending - North aerial
Zurich North America Headquarters
New Headquarters sneak peek of sunken courtyard
Sneak peek of sunken courtyard
Zurich North America Headquarters

Topping Out celebration in August 2015

Zurich and area dignitaries celebrated the highest point of construction on the new North American headquarters with a Topping Out ceremony on Aug. 13, 2015, as a crane lifted the highest beam into place. The project is the largest build-to-suit office project currently underway in the United States, expected to serve approximately 2,500 employees and contractors.

beam signing
Beam signing.
watching the beam
Wathcing the beam being positioned.
beam in the air
Beam being hoisted.