Perfect Strangers Filming Locations

Information provided by John Corbett
Photos taken by John Corbett on December 15, 2007

The Chicago Chronicle Building
Located at 360 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

One of the most notable locations used on Perfect Strangers is the Chicago Chronicle Building.
The screen grabs below will undoubtedly be a familiar site to everyone!

  

There actually is no real Chicago Chronicle, and at the time the building was known
as the London Guarantee & Accident Building.  The following photos were taken
by a fan back when the show was still on the air.  As you can see, the Burger King
was actually at that location and not inserted for promotional purposes:

   

Today the building is known as the Crain Communications building and is still
a landmark of architecture in the city.  Designed by Alfred S. Alschuler
and built in 1922-23, it was declared a historical landmark in 1996:

Cousin John provided us with information for this page
plus this Google Earth Street View links:
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Photos of the building are also available at the Perfect Strangers Photo Tour
by Sam O’Rama (better known to us as Bibibabka on the Forums)

The building is not only seen during the establishing shots within the show, but
briefly during the theme song as well!  Balki and Larry do their "walking against the wind"
bit in front of the building, to the left of the main doors as seen below!

   

Cousin John pointed out even more evidence that this was filmed in front of the "Chronicle" building.
Looking at the notation below, Cousin John notes, "if you look at the far left side of the shot, you'll
see the exterior of a skyscraper reflected in the window.  Sure enough, it's Equitable Building
located at 401 N. Michigan Avenue, and it's right across the street from the Wrigley Building
and across the river from the Crain Communications (er, Chicago Chronicle) building."


Go to Cousin Josh's Perfect Strangers Tour of Chicago