Chicago Architecture Center delves into rich local architectural history
CHICAGO – Chicago is known the world over for its unique buildings and architectural wonders, and you can learn more about their history at the Chicago Architecture Center, which is open again.
Marcella Raymond from WGN took a trip there to show us the new exhibits.
There are new exhibits to welcome guests back. The skyscraper exhibit combines iconic buildings in white with temporary exhibits inside the glass. This includes a South Loop skyscraper yet to be built by famous architect Helmut Jahn, who recently died in a traffic collision.
Jahn’s work was very influential around the world and often controversial.
Another exhibit shows how homes have changed over the years, with a focus on the two apartments and bungalows in the city.
As the city’s needs shift more towards multigenerational housing, adjustments to existing projects have been made to be cleaner and ready for a post-pandemic world.
Outside the center, special tours are offered to showcase some of the city’s architectural wonders.
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