It’s been 2 weeks since we went to our first Open House Chicago and I’m still thinking about how much fun it was.
My first post here about Open House Chicago was mainly about the amazing Fine Arts Building.
Along with lots of other people, we spent a good deal of time in the great building during the
annual event coordinated by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
But in the same day, we were also able to see the Oriental Theater, the Virgin Hotel, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and
A lot of people think of State and Madison as the center point of the city of Chicago, and it is. But a lot of history has happened at
the intersection of Michigan and Wacker, and you can make a good case for the area being the literal birthplace of the city.
For those keeping score the Michigan Avenue Bridge or DuSable Bridge, is a Metal Rivet-Connected
Pratt Deck Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Fixed Trunnion) bridge.
What can I say? I’m the son of a civil engineer.
Tour boat on the Chicago River – 2015
South Michigan Ave. – Chicago
The Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower – Chicago
“Chicago’s one of the rare places where architecture is more visible.”
– Frank Gehry