Architectural Buildings in Chicago

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Architectural Buildings in Chicago

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  • TravelingMama
    New York, NY346 contributions
    Beautiful views of the shoreline and city. We opted for a daytime view and it didn’t disappoint. They have the tilt attraction- we didn’t do it - but it looked like the people who did enjoyed it.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • kkmckendree
    Battle Creek, MI154 contributions
    A nice stop that's free and you can wonder around and look at the beautiful architecture of this building. The pictures don't do it justice!
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Heather B
    2 contributions
    We pre-purchased our tickets and were able to walk right onto the elevator with no waiting. The area was clean and the bar was well stocked. The app you could download didn't ever work, but the views of the water and the city were breathtaking.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Paradise597180
    Chicago, IL3 contributions
    My wife and I went on the Robie house tour for the first time and found it super interesting. Wright's design are quite beautiful and unique and this tour is a great way to experience his talents and family life. Great tour for out of towners and life long Chicagoans.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • apdemas
    Sterling, VA694 contributions
    Really enjoyed the tour of the building, all the little details and stories were fantastic. The tour guide was knowledgeable and did a great job of providing just enough information to be interesting and engaging, but not so much that it was overwhelming. The gift shop was decent too.

    We did a walk-up tour and there was plenty of space.
    Written 5 December 2021
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  • kmz88
    Chicago, IL362 contributions
    Iconic building in Chicago. Look for the artefacts on the building walls from historical places all over the world!
    Written 25 February 2022
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  • Irina
    United States9,939 contributions
    Holy Name Cathedral, built in 1874, is one of the most prominent cathedrals in Chicago, not only because it is the seat of the Archdiocese, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the US, but also due to the architectural grandeur of the cathedral.

    Visiting Holy Name Cathedral in the hype of the holiday season was breaking away from the chaotic hustle and bustle of the city, and finding myself in the peaceful serenity of the place of worship.

    The cathedral, designed in the Gothic Revival style by the architect Patrick Keely et al, is beautiful. Everything from the tall, 210 ft spire, the west front rose window, the massive, bronze front door to the stunning, ornate interior, colorful stained glass windows, the beautiful nave, the chancel, the powerful columns, the aisles, the memorable and unique Resurrection Crucifix, the Stations of the Cross, the 70 ft high, stunning ceiling of the cathedral ... -- everything overpowers you with a sense of timelessness and eternal beauty.

    The place of worship. The grand architectural creation.

    Holy Name Cathedral is located in the city center. In fact, it is just a short walking distance from the Magnificent Mile.
    Written 16 December 2021
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  • bklyndelight
    Brooklyn, NY103 contributions
    A great place to visit. Definitely have lunch in the cafeteria. It is reasonable price and an air of luxury.
    Written 19 October 2021
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  • ken k
    Onsted, MI994 contributions
    They finally got it right, you no longer are herded into the big room. When you arrive by taxi or ride share (which is across the street from the entrance on Canal street.) pick/up and drop off. You will take the escalator down to all trains. Look for your train on the monitor and find your gate. They also have food and a store. They will call out when you’re ready to board. Very easy even for first timers.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • mcscathie
    4 contributions
    Traveled there for "One of A Kind Show" Always and interesting pre Christmas trip into Chicago.The buiding is a massive and impressive building that is showing some age in its upper floor that housed the show. Beautiful first floor, well worth the stop.
    Written 12 December 2019
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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, KY2,571 contributions
    Iconic Chicago architecture at its best. Who doesn’t love these structures? You can get good views from a boat tour(we took Wendella) or from the south side of the river off of Michigan Avenue. These are photos you keep forever.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • MaryinChicago
    Chicago, IL213 contributions
    I enjoyed being able to walk around the top for a 360-degree view of Chicago. I gained even more respect for all efforts that go into creating tall structures and building around the river and lakefront.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,891 contributions
    Yet another iconic building, art-deco style and reminded me of a mini Empire state building in the style and shape, worth finding and staring up at it.
    Written 20 October 2019
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  • Kim K
    Navarre, FL104 contributions
    This is another example of beautiful architecture in Chicago. Every time I walked past it the structure caught my eye. Finally I had to take some pictures of it.
    Written 31 May 2021
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  • Copia W
    14 contributions
    This lobby is amazing, and the food is too. It feels like sitting in a palace.
    The only dowsides were:
    1. A guy who gives tours soent a full half hour walking a crowd around the lobby, loudly announcing what tgey were viewing. No one sat down, had a drink, soaked it in. It downgraded our experience to the point that we returned to our room, rather than feel like we were part of the scenery on display.
    2. Saturday night was crazy crowded! As we ate an (excellent) dinner with fun cocktails, there was a line of people waiting for and seating that opened up. The Palmer House should consider having the Lockwood sit down resturant (not just the lobby area) open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.
    When visiting the lobby, don’t overlook checking out the ground floor shops too. The gorgous marble hallways are amazing, and there is still a shoe shine service available there.
    Written 3 April 2022
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