Fodor's Expert Review Chicago Cultural Center

The Loop Building/Architectural Site
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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 notable for its Carrara marble, mosaics, gold leaf, and the world's largest Tiffany glass dome.

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Quick Facts

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, Illinois  60602, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Mon.–Thurs. 8–7, Fri. 8–6, weekends 9–6; tours Wed., Fri., and Sat. at 1:15; concerts Sun. at 3

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