Federal Center

Recommended
Completed in 1974, this three-building complex is a wonderful example of the steel-and-glass International style for which architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe became so famous. Though unadorned, its beauty depends on its perfect proportions. The restrained buildings form a perfect frame for Alexander Calder's fiery, flamboyant sculpture Flamingo (1973).

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Dearborn St. between Adams St. & Jackson Bd

Nearby tourist attractions

Monadnock Building
Monadnock Building
This long, narrow building exemplifies
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Printing House Row Historic District
Printing House Row Historic District
This stretch of late-19C and early-20C
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Marquette Building
Marquette Building
The lobby in this building features a
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DePaul University
DePaul University
Chartered in 1907 as DePaul University
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Inland Steel Building
Inland Steel Building
This elegant high rise must have been an
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Chicago Board of Trade Building
Chicago Board of Trade Building
The Board of Trade was founded in 1848
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Monadnock Building
Monadnock Building
This long, narrow building exemplifies
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Printing House Row Historic District
Printing House Row Historic District
This stretch of late-19C and early-20C
1:00
Marquette Building
Marquette Building
The lobby in this building features a
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Monadnock Building
Monadnock Building
This long, narrow building exemplifies
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DePaul University
DePaul University
Chartered in 1907 as DePaul University
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Inland Steel Building
Inland Steel Building
This elegant high rise must have been an
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See all