Go behind the scenes of this Open House Chicago favorite in celebration of its 125th anniversary. When first built in 1889, many referred to the Auditorium Building as the eighth wonder of the world. It was the tallest building in Chicago, the biggest building in the country, boasted the world’s best theater acoustics and put famed architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler in the spotlight. PRICE: Adults- $35, Members- $30 TIME/DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 6 - 8pm MEET: Auditorium Theater, 50 East Congress Parkway
Chicago Old and New: Intersections
Explore Chicago architecture from the 1870’s to the present while examining the intersections of streets, styles and cultures of our cultural history. We’ll view many different architectural styles and examine how they have become essential elements of Chicago’s unique urban fabric. PRICE: Adults- $17, Members- Free DURATION: 2 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Great Lakes Symposium: Designing for Life Along the Water's Edge
To plan for the sustainability of our fresh water system, designers of major urban parks and infrastructure projects must consider the health of the Great Lakes. This evening discussion will explore the complexities of designing along the water’s edge from a number of perspectives. Representatives from cities around the Great Lakes in the US and Canada will discuss the complexities of designing within this ecosystem and discuss a wide range of projects; from the comprehensive urban design created by SOM for the Chicago Lakeside development, to designs for Toronto’s waterfront, and efforts to revitalize urban centers like Detroit through design. PRICE: Adults- $12, Members- $7 TIME/DATE: March 13, 6-8pm MEET: CAF Lecture Hall, 224 S. Michigan Avenue
Inland Steel Building
As the first skyscraper built within the Loop after World War II, the Inland Steel Building became an instant symbol of Chicago’s prominence as a modern American city in the 20th century. Explore the exterior and interior of this iconic modern masterpiece and learn the stories behind this timeless structure. PRICE: Adults- $10, Members- Free DURATION: 45 minutes MEET: Inside the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe St.
Explore both the interior and exterior of one of Chicago’s most famous and beloved historic buildings, the Rookery by Burnham and Root. Venture to the 11th floor for a visit to the architects’ private library—rarely open to visitors. PRICE: Adults- $10, Members- Free
DURATION: 1 hour
MEET: In the interior light court at the foot of the grand staircase at the Rookery, 209 S. LaSalle St. (150 W).
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