Chicago Sights

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Lakeview 8

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150 North Michigan Avenue

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Some wags have pointed out that this building, with its diamond-shape top, looks like a giant pencil sharpener. Built in 1984 as the...

18th Street

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Pilsen's main commercial strip is loaded with tempting restaurants, bakeries, and Mexican grocery stores. At 1515 West 18th, past the...

190 South LaSalle Street

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This 40-story postmodern office building, resembling a supersized château, was designed by John Burgee and Philip Johnson in the mid-1980s.

224 South Michigan Avenue

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This structure, designed in 1904 by Daniel Burnham, who later moved his office here, was once known as the Railway Exchange Building...

311 South Wacker Drive

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The first of three towers intended for the site, this pale pink edifice is the work of Kohn Pedersen Fox, who also designed 333 West...

333 West Wacker Drive

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This green-glazed beauty doesn't follow the rules. Its riverside facade echoes the curve of the Chicago River just in front of it, while...

860–880 N. Lake Shore Drive

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These twin apartment towers overlooking Lake Michigan were an early and eloquent realization of Mies van der Rohe's "less is more" credo,...

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

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Taking you on a journey through the stars to unlock the mysteries of our galaxy and beyond, the Adler tells amazing stories of space...


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Just north of Uptown there's a neighborhood that feels like a small town and still shows signs of the Swedish settlers who founded it.

Aon Center

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With the open space of Millennium Park at its doorstep, the Aon Center really stands out. Originally built as the Standard Oil Building,...