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about our building


Creating Space

When we found the Wildman Boiler & Tank Building, we knew that its inherent warmth, natural light and great energy made it a perfect space to bring people together. Our goal was to restore and develop a gracious, welcoming venue where creative visions are realized, community is created and much-anticipated moments are celebrated with style. We welcome you and yours to Wildman BT.

Michelle O’Sullivan


A 12,000 sq ft Blank Canvas

From working production studio to a glamourous setting for the poshest private events, Wildman BT has been designed with the ultimate flexibility and functionality needed to make our guests’ visions become a reality. We’ve paid attention to incorporating every detail that makes a space easy to work and gather in, including features like a street-level drive in loading bay (or VIP parking space!), multiple entrance points for guests and vendors, floor-to-ceiling drapery system, multi-layered and dimmable lighting, polished concrete floors with flush mounted electric outlets, 23’ Media wall, state of the art audio/visual system, wi-fi handling up to 500 concurrent users,  ample HVAC for comfort and more…

About Wildman BT

The historic Wildman Boiler & Tank building has been revitalized as a space for creative “manufacturing” of all types – film, photography, experiential activations, design showrooms, gallery events and so much more. While Trope calls the Wildman BT space home for all our own photography, filmmaking and publishing projects, we are pleased to be able to extend the space for lease to other creatives and for private events.

Located just off of Sacramento Boulevard, where West Town, Humboldt Park and East Garfield Park meet, Wildman BT is easily accessible from downtown Chicago and all Chicagoland suburbs.

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