Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For the tired AIA Conventioneer: A Quick tour of Chicago Architecture just outside McCormick Place

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If you're an architect here in Chicago for the AIA Convention, odds are you're overbooked with keynotes, sessions and lectures morning to night.  If it gets to the point, however, where you need a break, relief is just outside the doors of McCormick Place.
In just a few blocks, you can find a surprisingly varied survey of Chicago architecture, past, present and future, with structures by Bertrand Goldberg, Carol Ross Barney, Howard van Doren Shaw, Cesar Pelli and others.
We've created this map with some of the many points of architectural interest on and around a stretch of Cermak Road little more than a half-mile long..  Just click on its red marker to read details and history of a building, and see a picture.   We recommend you click on the rectangle symbol in the upper right corner of the black title bar to view the map full size in a new browser window.
If you set a brisk pace, you should be able to run the full circuit within 45 minutes to an hour and be back at the hall with time to spare for that session on sealants.

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