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Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

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

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Sight Details:

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

Published 08/31/2015


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