Sights & Attractions in Chicago

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Things to Do in The Loop

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
 
Aon Center
With the open space of Millennium Park at its doorstep, the Aon...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Art Institute of Chicago
Come for the sterling collection of Impressionists (an entire...
Museums / Galleries The Loop
 
Bank of America Theatre
On Monroe, near State Street, the ornate Bank of America Theatre...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Cadillac Palace Theatre
Opened in 1926 as a vaudeville venue, the theater was designed...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Carbide and Carbon Building (Hard Rock Hotel)
Designed in 1929 by Daniel and Hubert Burnham, sons of the renowned...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chase Tower
This building's graceful swoop—a novelty when it went up—continues...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Board of Trade
Rising dramatically at the end of LaSalle Street—heart of the...
Financial Institutions The Loop
 
Chicago Cultural Center
Built in 1897 as the city's original public library, this huge...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Temple
The Gothic-inspired headquarters of the First United Methodist...
Religious Sites The Loop
 
Chicago Theatre
When it opened in 1921, the grand and glitzy Chicago Theatre...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Civic Opera House
The handsome home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago is grand indeed...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
Federal Center and Plaza
The center is spread over three separate buildings: the Everett...
Government Buildings The Loop
 
Fine Arts Building
This creaky building was constructed in 1895 to house the showrooms...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Ford Center for the Performing Arts–Oriental Theatre
An opulent "hasheesh-dream decor" of Buddhas and elephant-type...
Arts / Performance Venues The Loop
 
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
 
James R. Thompson Center
People either hate or love this state government building: former...
Government Buildings The Loop
 
Macy's
This neoclassical building, designed by Daniel Burnham, opened...
Stores / Malls The Loop
 
Marquette Building
Like a slipcover over a sofa, the clean, geometric facade of...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Millennium Park
"The Bean," the fountains, the Disney-esque music pavilion—all...
Parks The Loop
 
Monadnock Building
Built in two segments a few years apart, the Monadnock captures...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Prudential Plaza
There are two architecturally notable buildings at the plaza...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Reliance Building
The clearly expressed, gleaming verticality that characterizes...
Hotels 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
 
Sullivan Center
From 1899 to 2007 this was the flagship location for the department...
Stores / Malls The Loop
 
Symphony Center
Now home to the acclaimed Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), this...
Architectural Sites The Loop
 
Willis Tower
At 110 stories and 1,730 feet tall, the former Sears Tower, designed...
Architectural Sites The Loop
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