Harold Washington Library Center

Interesting
Hammond, Beeby & Babka architects won the competition to design Chicago's new library. Designed in 1991 in a grandiose style, it announces its public function with Classical arcaded façades, ornamental garlands and exceptional roofline of green metal and glass decorated with menacing-looking owls. Inside, a mosaic mural memorialises Harold Washington, the city's first African-American mayor.

Useful information

Address:

400 South State Street, 60605 Chicago

Phone:

+1 312-747-4300

Opening hours

Mon‑Thu 9am‑9pm, Fri‑Sat 9am‑5pm, Sun 1pm‑5pm

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