On the South side of Congress sits a large windowless AT&T building, a reader ponders:
I go by the AT&T building on Federal between Harrison and Congress almost daily. What is so secret that goes on there that the building doesn’t have a single window?
We don't think it's a big secret, but we do think the building doesn't require windows. We didn't find anything about this specific building, but a large, similar windowless building sits in downtown New York. Here is a blurb about it that we found on the interwebs:
The AT&T Long Lines Building (Church street in SoHo) is a truly unique building, not because it's the tallest, the largest, or the most technically advanced. In fact, it's not even habitable, as it doesn't house apartments or offices. The 167.5 meter tall skyscraper was built to house telephone switching equipment and was completed in 1974.
Thus we assume this houses switching information for their Chicago network. Are we sure, no...but that's our best guess. Anyone else have thoughts or know for sure?
(Hat Tip: JM!)
(Image from Google Maps)