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Chicago

December 18, 2012


Chicago Water Tower 1869, William W. Boyington

Entrance from the 1893 Chicago Stock Exchange 1893, Louis H. Sullivan

Monadnock Building 1889, Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root

Reliance Building 1890 and 1894–1895, John Root and Charles B. Atwood

The Art Institute of Chicago 1893, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge; The Modern Wing 2009, Renzo Piano

Chicago Cultural Center 1897, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge


Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building 1899, Louis Sullivan; 1905–1906, Daniel Burnham & Company

Chicago City Hall 1911, Holabird & Roche

Marshall Field and Company Building (now Macy’s Department Store) 1902 & 1907, Daniel Burnham & Company, Charles B. Atwood

Medinah Temple (Bloomingdale’s Home and Furniture Store) 1912, Huehl and Schmidt

Blackstone Hotel 1910, Marshall and Fox

Tribune Tower 1922, John Mead Howells and Raymond M. Hood


Chicago Temple Building (First United Methodist Church of Chicago) 1924, Holabird & Roche

Merchandise Mart 1931, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White

Civic Opera House 1929, Graham, Anderson, Probst & White

Marina City 1964, Bertrand Goldberg

Chicago Board of Trade Building 1930, Holabird & Root

Richard J. Daley Center 1965, C. F. Murphy Associates


Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist 1968, Harry Weese

Chase Tower 1969, C.F. Murphy Associates, Stanislaw Z. Gladych and Perkins and Will

Lake Point Tower 1968, John Heinrich and George Schipporeit (students of Mies van der Rohe)

330 North Wabash 1973, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

John Hancock Center 1969, Bruce Graham, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse (1964), U.S. Post Office - Loop Station (1973), Kluczynski Federal Building (1974) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) 1974, Bruce Graham, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)

James R. Thompson Center (Illinois State Building) 1979-85, Helmut Jahn

Aon Center (previously called Standard Oil Building and Amoco Building) 1974, Edward Durrell Stone

Harold Washington Library Center 1991, Thomas Beeby

Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago (federal prison facility) 1975, Harry Weese

Millennium Park 2004, Frank Gehry, Kathryn Gustafson, Anish Kapoor, Jaume Plensa, and others


Trump International Hotel and Tower 2009, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

Michigan Avenue in 1911

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies 2007, Krueck and Sexton Architects

Aqua Tower 2010, Studio Gang Architects


A Tour of Downtown Chicago