2012 OHC | downtown
330 North Wabash is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

1. 330 North Wabash

330 N Wabash Ave (at E. Kinzie St.), Chicago, IL
Office · Near North Side · 18 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Mies van der Rohe, 1971] Mies' second-tallest skycraper includes two design firms that are OHC sites: Thornton Tomasetti and Perkins & Will.

333 West Wacker is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

2. 333 West Wacker

333 W Wacker Dr (at Lake & Franklin), Chicago, IL
Office · The Loop · 1 tip

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, 1983] A local favorite, this curved building at the fork of the Chicago River is clad in reflective glass that mirrors the water and cityscape.

Jeweler's Building is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

3. Jeweler's Building

35 E Wacker Dr (at N Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 9 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Giaver & Dinkelberg, 1926] This famed skyscraper on the Chicago River melds historical styles including Greco-Roman and Gothic.

4. 111 West Monroe

Chicago, IL
Home (private) · The Loop · 1 tip

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [SOM (Paffard Keatinge-Clay), 1958] This top floor office is centered around two courtyard spaces and "found gems" including existing green marble and stainless steel columns.

Auditorium Building is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

5. Auditorium Building

8.5
430 S Michigan Ave (at Congress St), Chicago, IL
Concert Hall · The Loop · 7 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Louis Sullivan & Dankmar Adler, 1889] Upon opening for the 1893 World's Fair, it housed a theater, offices & a hotel. Louis Sullivan's signature designs cover the lobby, library & Ganz Hall.

Auditorium Theatre is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

6. Auditorium Theatre

9.3
50 E Congress Pkwy (Roosevelt University), Chicago, IL
Theater · The Loop · 61 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Louis Sullivan & Dankmar Adler, 1889] Some consider the acoustics of the landmarked Theater to be the best in the world.

The Berghoff Restaurant is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

7. The Berghoff Restaurant

8.4
17 W Adams St (btwn S Dearborn St & S State St), Chicago, IL
German Restaurant · The Loop · 136 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Charles M. Palmer, 1872] See what Chicago looked like before the Great Fire, including an 1872 cast-iron façade. Visit this famous restaurant's bakery.

Chicago Ideas Week @ Oriental Theatre is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

8. Chicago Ideas Week @ Oriental Theatre

24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Performing Arts Venue · The Loop · 1 tip

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [George & Cornelius Rapp, 1926] One of the first motion picture palaces with décor inspired by the Far East. The theater closed in 1981 and was completely restored in 1998.

Chicago Cultural Center is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

9. Chicago Cultural Center

9.4
78 E Washington St (btwn N Michigan & N Garland Ct.), Chicago, IL
Museum · The Loop · 142 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: Chicago's first library and home to the world's largest Tiffany-glass dome ceiling. It was designed in the neo-classical style popularized by the 1893 World's Fair.

Chicago Motor Club is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

10. Chicago Motor Club

68 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 1 tip

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Holabird & Root, 1928] One of Chicago's finest Art Deco skyscrapers. This "temple to the automobile" features an original 29-foot wide mural.

Chicago Transit Authority is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

11. Chicago Transit Authority

567 W Lake St (at S Jefferson St), Chicago, IL
Office · West Loop · 20 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Kachoris Altay Architects, 2004] Visit the 33,000-square-foot green roof and enjoy spectacular views at the sustainability designed offices of t he CTA

Chicago City Hall is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

12. Chicago City Hall

121 N La Salle St (btwn Washington & Randolph St), Chicago, IL
City Hall · The Loop · 34 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Holabird & Roche, 1911] The entrance feature four "Monumental Classicism" panels representing the principal concerns of city government.

Civic Opera House is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

13. Civic Opera House

8.9
20 N Wacker Dr (at W Madison St), Chicago, IL
Opera House · The Loop · 59 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, 1929] This building features Art Deco and Art Nouveau styling, musical motifs and designs by Jules Guerin - famous for his watercolors of the 1909 Plan of Chicago.

Downtown Islamic Center is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

14. Downtown Islamic Center

231 S State St, Chicago, IL
Mosque · The Loop · 7 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [c. 1952] Exprience the sun-filles prayer rooms in this building nestled behind a commercial storefront in the Loop.

Richard H. Driehaus Museum is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

15. Richard H. Driehaus Museum

8.7
25 E Erie St (at Wabash), Chicago, IL
Museum · Near North Side · 18 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Burling & Whitehouse, 1879] Originally the Nickerson Mansion, this museum is a rare example of the palatial homes of the Gilded Age.

Chicago Temple is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

16. Chicago Temple

8.1
77 W Washington St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Temple · The Loop · 15 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Holabird & Roche, 1924] This church is a 568-foot neo-gothic monument and the tallest church in the world.

Fisher Building City Apartments is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

17. Fisher Building City Apartments

343 S. Dearborn St., 202, Chicago, IL
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · The Loop · 5 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [DH Burnham & Co, 1896, addition, 1906] This historic exterior features richly-detailed terra cotta depicting sea life.

Google is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

18. Google

20 W Kinzie St (btw Dearborn & State St), Chicago, IL
Tech Startup · Near North Side · 16 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: At Google’s newly constructed 13th floor, you’ll have the chance to visit their reception area, Tech stop, local art display, and 1920’s Speakeasy. [Saturday 9am-5pm]

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

19. Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

8.4
33 W Kinzie St (at Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · Near North Side · 100 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Henry Ives Cobb, 1895] From 1939-1943, the building housed the apartment of Frank Nikki - Al Capone's enforcer. Visit Nikki's vault, see the escape tunnel and view gangster artifacts.

House of Blues is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

20. House of Blues

9.3
329 N Dearborn St (btwn Kinzie St & Wacker Dr), Chicago, IL
Music Venue · Near North Side · 190 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Bertrand Goldberg, 1959-67] Visit the exclusive club where each of the three separate rooms is devoted to a deity and combines 11th-century artifacts with present-day treasures.

Inland Steel Building is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

21. Inland Steel Building

30 W Monroe St (Btwn Dearborn & State), Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 3 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Skidmore Owing & Merrill, 1958] Inland Steel was one of the first skyscrapers completed in Chicago after WWII. Its sleek, shimmering façades could be mistaken for new even today-over 50 years later.

Kemper Building is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

22. Kemper Building

1 E Wacker Dr (State St.), Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 4 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Shaw, Metz & Associates. 1990 renovation by Lucien Lagrange Associates] The 360-degree observation level - the first such public area in the Loop - will be opened for the first time since 1972.

Lake Point Tower BBQ Pit is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

23. Lake Point Tower BBQ Pit

505 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL
Asian Restaurant · Streeterville · 1 tip

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [George Schipporeit & John Heinrich, 1968] Stroll a hidden rooftop garden featuring a lagoon and waterfall, then ascend to the building's top-floor for 360-degree views of the city and the lake.

The Monroe Building is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

24. The Monroe Building

104 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 3 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Holabird & Roche, 1912] This Romanesque-inspired building recently underwent meticulous restoration including the recreation of design elements such as tile floors, elevator grills & light fixtures.

The Poetry Foundation is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

25. The Poetry Foundation

8.4
61 W Superior St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Library · Near North Side · 10 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [John Ronan Architects, 2011] Catch a rare glimpse of the editorial process: see how Poetry Magazine is put together and get a sneak peek of an issue before it's printed.

Roosevelt University Vertical Campus is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

26. Roosevelt University Vertical Campus

425 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
College Academic Building · The Loop · 3 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [VOA Associates Incorporated, 2012] The zigzag lines of the Wabash Tower create a new icon on the Chicago skyline. Experience this "vertical campus" which is now in its first year of use.

Chicago Tribune is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

27. Chicago Tribune

8.6
435 N Michigan Ave,#400 (at E Illinois St.), Chicago, IL
Office · Streeterville · 71 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [ John Mead Howells & Raymond M. Hood, 1925] This neoGothic tower was influenced by cathedrals in France & Belgium. See the 24-floor office of the paper's legendary former publisher, Robert McCormick.

Sullivan Office Center is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

28. Sullivan Office Center

1 S State St (at E Madison), Chicago, IL
Office · The Loop · 1 tip

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Henri Louis Sullivan, 1899-1906] Formerly Carson, Pirie, Scott Bldg, its entrance @ State & Madison is ornamented with scrolling ironwork that is instantly-recognizable as the work of Louis Sullivan.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is one of 2012 OHC | downtown.

29. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

610 S Michigan Ave (at E Harrison St), Chicago, IL
College Academic Building · South Loop · 9 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Krueck + Sexton, 2007] With its reflective, crystalline façade of folded glass, Spertus is architectural origami. the building's exterior includes 726 pieces of glass that form 556 unique shapes.