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Anyone who has seen Adventures in Babysitting should immediately recognize this 1984 building, as its slanted roof (lit up at night) played a very important role in the film's climax.
Anyone who has seen Adventures in Babysitting should immediately recognize this 1984 building, as its slanted roof (lit up at night) played a very important role in the film's climax. It's a hard building to miss, as it is just across the street from Millennium Park.
Smurfit-Stone Bldg, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
A beautiful Art Deco tower covered in dark green terra cotta and adorned with a gold terra cotta leaf at the pinnacle
Built in 1897 as Chicago's first public library and headquarters of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Chicago Cultural Center building now houses the city's Visitor Information Center, galleries, and exhibition halls
Originally built as the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theater for motion pictures, it has been refurbished as one of the city's premier performance venues
Open late spring (mid-May), summer, and fall
Originally known as the Standard Oil Building, the 1136 foot tall Aon Center is Chicago's 3rd tallest building, after the Willis Tower and Trump International Tower
Louis Sullivan was only a draftsman at the time this was built, but there are some interesting designs nestled into expressive façade and the classic, powerful masonry walls
Designed in coordination with the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in the Near South, this waterfront plaza features a timeline from the war, a list of Illinois veterans who were killed in action, and a nice vantage point toward a few iconic buildings down the river
Louis Sullivan designed the northernmost of the three buildings here, and the team of Holabird & Roche added the next two