Architectural Sites in Chicago

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Architectural Sites in Chicago

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
150 North Michigan Avenue
Some wags have pointed out that this building, with its diamond-shape...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
190 South LaSalle Street
This 40-story postmodern office building, resembling a super-sized...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
224 South Michigan Avenue
This structure, designed in 1904 by Daniel Burnham, who later...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
311 South Wacker Drive
The first of three towers intended for the site, this pale pink...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
333 West Wacker Drive
This green-glazed beauty doesn't follow the rules. Its riverside...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive
These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake Michigan were an...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Aon Center
With the open space of Millennium Park at its doorstep, the Aon...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Auditorium Theatre
Hunkered down across from Grant Park, this 110,000-ton granite-and-limestone...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Bank of America Theatre
On Monroe, near State Street, the ornate Bank of America Theatre...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Bloomingdale's (Medinah Temple)
Built in 1912 for the Shriners, the former Medinah Temple is...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Carbide and Carbon Building (Hard Rock Hotel)
Designed in 1929 by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of the renowned...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Charnley-Persky House Museum
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with his mentor Louis Sullivan...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Chase Tower
This building's graceful swoop—a novelty when it went up—continues...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Cultural Center
Built in 1897 as the city's original public library, this huge...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Dearborn Station
Chicago's oldest standing passenger train station is now retail...
Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Fine Arts Building
This creaky building was constructed in 1895 to house the showrooms...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Flatiron Arts Building
Opposite the Northwest Tower across the busy North Milwaukee–Damen...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
 
Franklin Building
Built in 1888 as the home of Franklin Company, one of the largest...
Architectural Sites South Loop
 
Historic Water Tower
This famous Michigan Avenue structure, completed in 1867, was...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Hyatt Center
At 48 stories, the headquarters of this hotel and resort company...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Inland Steel Building
A runt compared to today's tall buildings, this crisp, sparkling...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
John Hancock Observatory
Designed by the same team (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) that...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Marina City
Likened to everything from corncobs to the towers of Antonio...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Marquette Building
Like a slipcover over a sofa, the clean, geometric facade of...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Monadnock Building
Built in two segments a few years apart, the Monadnock captures...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
National Veterans Art Museum
This museum is now in Irving Park, sorthwest of Lincoln Square...
Architectural Sites Far North and Far Northwest Sides
 
NBC Tower
This 1989 limestone-and-granite edifice by Skidmore, Owings &...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Nine Dragon Wall
One of three replicas outside China, the wall is modeled after...
Architectural Sites Chinatown
 
North Avenue Baths Building
The beautiful facade is a clue to the building's past life, when...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
 
Northwest Tower Building
This striking triangular 12-story Art Deco office building, built...
Architectural Sites Wicker Park
 
Pontiac Building
An early Chicago School skyscraper—note its classic rectangular...
Architectural Sites South Loop
 
The Promontory
The tan brick building, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1949...
Architectural Sites Hyde Park
 
Prudential Plaza
There are two architecturally notable buildings at the plaza...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Richard J. Daley Center
Named for late mayor Richard J. Daley, this boldly plain high-rise...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
The Rookery
This 11-story structure, with its eclectically ornamented facade...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
South Shore Cultural Center
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this opulent...
Architectural Sites Hyde Park
 
Symphony Center
Now home to the acclaimed Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), this...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Tribune Tower
To create a home for his newspaper, Chicago Tribune publisher...
Architectural Sites Near North
 
Trump International Hotel & Tower
The Chicago Sun-Times Building was torn down to make way for...
Architectural Sites River North
 
Willis Tower
At 110 stories and 1,730 feet tall, the former Sears Tower, designed...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Wrigley Building
The gleaming white landmark headquarters of the chewing-gum company—designed...
Architectural Sites Near North
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