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The Avalon Regal Theater in Chicago

Geoffrey Baer's Open House Chicago 2022 Picks

Geoffrey Baer

There are more than 150 sites across Chicago and some of its suburbs taking part in Open House Chicago this year, so Geoffrey Baer shares some of his favorites to help you plan your own excursions.
The Penthouse Hyde Park. Photo: Anna Munzesheimer

Where to Go During Open House Chicago 2021

Daniel Hautzinger

Open House Chicago is back, allowing you to peek inside more than 100 sites across Chicagoland on October 16 and 17. Given all the standout options, we've chosen a few highlights that we think are especially worth visiting. 
A courtyard in the Carl Street Studios. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers

Where to Go During Open House Chicago 2019

Daniel Hautzinger

On October 19 and 20, you have the chance to peek behind those facades you’ve always wondered about, during Open House Chicago, when more than 350 locations open their doors to the public. It's hard to choose from so much variety, so we chose some highlights. 
The John Hancock Center, c. 1970. Photo: Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing collection

X Marks the Sky: 50 Years of the John Hancock Center

Daniel Hautzinger

Before the John Hancock Center, now 875 N. Michigan, was built 50 years ago, the tallest towers in Chicago were the Daley Center and Lake Point Tower. Soon after, the advances of the Hancock led to the Sears Tower and Standard Oil Building. Discover the influence and legacy of this Chicago icon. 
A young Geoffrey Baer getting ready for a road trip

Geoffrey Baer's Architecture Road Trips

Daniel Hautzinger

Chicago isn't the only place in the Midwest with exceptional architecture. Geoffrey Baer spotlights road trip-worthy destinations within driving distance of Chicago, from well-known marvels to hidden gems in unexpected places. 
The new Chicago Architecture Center on East Wacker Drive. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers, courtesy CAC

Tour the New Chicago Architecture Center

Daniel Hautzinger

Take a tour of the new Chicago Architecture Center and discover its new features, including an expanded and newly interactive Chicago model and a skyscraper gallery. The Center is located inside a Mies van der Rohe building with a vantage of some of Chicago's most famous buildings.
Chicago Architecture Center Teen Fellows at Marshall Brown's studio in 2017. Photo: Chicago Architecture Center

How the Chicago Architecture Center Empowers Young People to Shape Their City

Daniel Hautzinger

Through two innovative programs, one anchored in a graphic novel and one providing women and young people of color with the skills necessary to enter the historically white male field of architecture, the Chicago Architecture Center aims to foster a sense of civic identity and stewardship.
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