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

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Chicago Board of Trade Building
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Monadnock Building
Monadnock Building
This long, narrow building exemplifies
30 minutes
Printing House Row Historic District
Printing House Row Historic District
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60 minutes
Marquette Building
Marquette Building
The lobby in this building features a
30 minutes
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

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