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CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to sell the James R. Thompson Center, which houses state government offices in downtown Chicago.

Earlier this year, Rauner's administration asked for an appraisal of the 16-story glass paneled building. Rauner spokesman Lance Trover confirmed Rauner's plans to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Rauner was expected to offer more details Tuesday at a news conference.

The Thompson Center opened in 1985 and was designed by architect Helmut Jahn. The building is notable for its sleek design among more stately downtown buildings, including neighboring Chicago City Hall. The Thompson Center has a round shape and a large atrium.

However, parts of the building have fallen into disrepair and require work.

 

The Thompson Center is located at 100 W Randolph St. in Chicago