Built in 1897 as the city's original public library, this huge building houses the Chicago Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center, as well as a gift shop, galleries, and a concert hall. Designed by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge—the team behind the Art Institute of Chicago—it's a palatial affair of Carrara marble, mosaics, gold leaf, and the world's largest Tiffany glass dome.
Jul 14, 2005
Wonderful old, elegant library building with much information available from the visitors bureau, art exhibits, and a free museum of local broadcasting history. Just touring the building is an experience.