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Symphony Center

  • 220 S. Michigan Ave. Map It
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Updated 06/11/2013

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Now home to the acclaimed Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), this complex includes Orchestra Hall, built in 1904 under the supervision of Daniel Burnham. The Georgian building has a symmetrical facade of pink brick with limestone quoins, lintels, and other decorative elements. An interior renovation, completed in 1997, added a seating area that is behind and above the stage, allowing patrons a unique vantage point. Backstage tours ($10) are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more, but the Chicago Architecture Foundation offers tours for individuals.

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220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60604, United States

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Updated 06/11/2013


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