A good place to stop in for a while if you're cold walking around the Bean. Beautiful architecture. Free admission.
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This former public library now serves as a dynamic cultural space right in downtown Chicago. I went on two separate docent tours - one about the building's history and one about the current exhibition in honor of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (on thru 7 Jan...More
There are free tours, but we just walked through. It is free. There were a number of exhibits and they were fun. The tiffany ceiling is beautiful. (there were exhibits, paintings, and historic pictures.
The former Chicago Public Library built in 1897 is one of the most visited buildings in Chicago and contains two huge glass domes, one a 38-foot diamater Tiffany glass dome, the largest Tiffany glass object in the world, and the other a 40- foot diameter...More
Our guide Pete (?) was superb. Despite having a cold, he was professional, interesting and opened up the fantastic pre-depression buildings to us. A star - thank you.
The building (old Chicago Library) is beautiful!! Every room has the most gorgeous ceilings and the 2 stained glass domes are breath taking. The architecture exhibit right now is very abstract and I didn’t get much of it. Also, there really wasn’t much about Chicago...More
We were there for a quick visit. Ran through the temporary exhibit which was being viewed by a lot of people. Then made our way upstairs to view the spectacular Tiffany stained glass dome. It was well worth the visit. Workers were setting up the...More
Originally built as the city library after the Great Fire destroyed virtually all of Chicago. We stopped for about an hour while on a guided tour of Chicago. The workmanship is gorgeous. You can tell a lot of time and effort was put into the...More
The memorial hall for the Northern Army in the Civil War is quite splendid, and some of the other public rooms are also attractive. The Chicago Architecture Biennale is well worth a visit.