Policies and Procedures
Building Rules & Regulations
  1. Sidewalks, doorways, vestibules, halls, stairways and other similar areas shall not be obstructed by tenants or used by tenants for any purpose other than entry into and exit from their leased premises and for going from one part of the building to another part of the building.
  2. Plumbing fixtures and appliances shall be used only for the purposes for which they are designated, and no sweepings, rubbish, rags or other unsuitable material shall be placed in them. Repair or damage to any such fixtures or appliances resulting from misuse by a tenant shall be paid for by the tenant.
  3. No signs, advertisements or notices shall be painted on or affixed to any windows or doors or other part of the building, except those of such color, size, and style and in such places as shall be first approved in writing by the landlord.
  4. The landlord will provide and maintain a tenant director in the main lobby of the building, and no other directory shall be permitted without previous consent by the landlord in writing.
  5. The landlord will provide all locks for doors in each tenant's leased area, and no tenant shall place any additional lock or locks on any door in its leased area without the landlord's written consent. All requests for duplicate keys should be directed to the Office of the Building.
  6. Tenants are requested to lock all office doors leading to corridors and to turn out all lights at the close of their working day.
  7. Plans for proposed alterations that affect floors, walls, woodwork, trim, windows, ceilings, equipment, and/or any other physical portion of the building must be submitted to the landlord for approval in writing.

All contractors, contractors' representatives and installation technicians who intend to perform work for a tenant shall be referred by the tenant to the landlord for landlord's approval, supervision, and control prior to beginning performance of any contractual services.

This provision applies to all work performed in the building, including, but not limited to, installation of telephones, electrical devices and attachments, and any and all installations of every nature affecting floors, walls, woodwork, trim, windows, ceilings, equipment, and any other physical portion of the building.

For more information on construction projects, please see the 225 West Wacker Tenant Construction Manual. Please contact the Office of the Building at (312)759-2100 for a copy.

  1. Moving furniture, office equipment, and/or bulky items into or out of the building or between floors shall be done using the service elevator and during times that the landlord has approved. Further, moving such items into or out of the building shall be done via the service corridor and building's loading dock located on Lower Wacker Drive.

All such movement shall be under the control of the landlord and in the manner agreed upon between the tenant and the landlord by pre-arrangement before performance. Such pre-arrangement shall be subject to the landlord's control as to limitations for safety or other concerns that may prohibit any article, equipment or other items from being brought into the building.

The tenant assumes all risks for damage to articles moved and injury to persons engaged or not engaged in such movement, including equipment, property and personnel of the landlord, if damage or injury is a result of an act connected with such movement from the time the property is entered until completion of the work; and the landlord shall not be liable for acts of any persons resulting from any act in connection with such movement performed by and/or for a tenant.

All damages done to the building by bringing in or taking out any property of a tenant shall be repaired at the expense of the tenant.

  1. The landlord reserves the right to prescribe the weight and position of safes and other heavy equipment, which shall in all cases, in order to distribute weight, stand on supporting devices approved by the landlord. When safes or other heavy equipment are to be taken in or out of the building, the tenant shall notify the Property Manager and moving shall be done under the control of the Property Manager after permission from same has been granted. Persons employed to move such property must be acceptable to the landlord.

All damages done to the building by bringing in or taking out any property of a tenant, or done by a tenant's property while in the building, shall be repaired at the expense of the tenant.

  1. Should a tenant require telegraph, telephone, annunciator or other communication services, Landlord will direct the technicians as to where and how wires are to be introduced and placed in the building and none shall be introduced or placed except as the landlord shall direct.
  2. Corridor doors, when not in use, shall be kept closed.
  3. Each tenant shall cooperate with the landlord's employees in keeping its leased area neat and clean. Tenant shall not employ any person for the purpose of cleaning its space, other than the building cleaning and maintenance personnel, without the prior consent of the landlord, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld.
  4. To ensure orderly operation of the building, no ice, mineral or other water, towels, newspapers, etc. shall be delivered to any leased area except by persons appointed or approved by the landlord.
  5. Tenant shall not make or permit any improper noises in the building or otherwise interfere in any way with other tenants or persons having business with them.
  6. Nothing shall be swept or thrown into the corridors, halls, elevator shafts or stairways. No birds or animals (except for service animals) shall be brought into or kept in or about the tenant's area or the building.
  7. No vending machines of any type shall be allowed in the tenant's space without the prior written consent of the landlord.
  8. The building does not allow the use of toaster ovens in tenant spaces.
  9. No machinery of any kind shall be operated by any tenant in its leased area without the prior consent of the landlord, nor shall any tenant use, or keep in the building, any flammable or explosive fluid or substance.
  10. No portion of any tenant's leased area shall at any time be used or occupied as sleeping or lodging quarters.
  11. The landlord shall not be in any way responsible to the tenant, its agents, employees or invitees for any loss of personal property, money or jewelry from the tenant's leased area or from public areas in the building, or for any damages to any property thereon, regardless of whether or not such loss or damage occurs when area is locked against entry.
  12. The tenant shall not tamper with or attempt to adjust temperature control thermostats in the leased premises. Landlord shall make adjustments to thermostats on request from tenant. No personal space heaters are allowed in the tenant space.
  13. The tenant will comply with all necessary requirements for access control of the premises, which includes supplying the landlord in writing with the name(s) of person(s) to be contacted in connection with after-hours access to the tenant's suite. Only the tenant emergency contact(s) can authorize the Security officer to permit entry to the tenant's suite after hours to someone requesting access.
  14. The landlord reserves the right to rescind any of these rules and regulations and to make such other and further reasonable rules and regulations as in its judgment shall be needed for the safety, protection, care and cleanliness of the building, the operation thereof, the preservation of good order therein and the protection and comfort of the tenants and their agents, employees and invitees. Such additional rules and regulations, when made and written notice thereof is given to a tenant, shall be binding as if originally prescribed herein.
  15. Bicycles are not allowed in the building. For the convenience of cyclists, there are unsupervised bicycle racks across from the cashier's office and exit gate on the ground floor of the parking garage. These racks are available 24 hours a day.
  16. Any consents or approvals by the landlord under these rules shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed. If any rule or regulation shall, at any time, deal with a subject matter covered in other provisions of the tenant's lease, such rule or regulation shall be superseded with respect to such subject by such other provisions.