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Top 5 Open House Chicago Sites


Open House Chicago (OHC), hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation is one of the city’s largest cultural events. If you’re a design, architecture or Chicago history buff it truly shouldn’t be missed. Best of all its totally FREE! The event …

Chicago Board of Trade

Location: 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago
Architect: Holabird & Root
Completed: 1930
Height: 605 feet (184 m)
Floor Count: 44

The Chicago Board of Trade is a true landmark of the city. Traditionally a commodities market for centralized trading, the …

The Great Chicago Fire Festival


The Great Chicago Fire Festival took place this Saturday October 4th and ignited the downtown riverfront with activity. The daylong event celebrated Chicago’s strength and rebirth following the 1871 Chicago fire. The neighborhoods and citizens of Chicago were also …

Lake Point Tower

Location: 505 North Lake Shore Drive
Architect: John Heinrich & George Schipporeit
Completed: 1968
Height: 645 ft (197 m)
Floor Count: 70

Lake Point Tower is one of the most highly recognizable skyscrapers in the Chicago skyline. Its prominent location …