Harold Washington Library Center

Interesting
The competition to design Chicago's new library was won by architects Hammond, Beeby & Babka. Designed in 1991 in a grandiose style, this public building boasts Classical arcaded façades, ornamental garlands and an exceptional roofline of green metal and glass decorated with menacing-looking owls. Unless you are visiting the library for research purposes, the interior has no particular striking points of interest.

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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