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I think it is pretty despite hearing from others that it is ugly and cold. I found it unique with its colorful open design. It feels like you are inside a rocket launch pad. You have to see it to appreciate it. It is not...More
Let me start by saying, that whoever designed this was clearly paying the bill for the construction. Because the taxpayer got hosed.
I have been inside twice in the past month and dreaded both visits. As a user of the building, it is horrendous and...More
Walking to the Cadillac Palace Theater the other week, we passed by this enormous building on W. Randolph Str, that occupies the whole block and definitely attracts attention by its contemporary design and colors. It stands out in a sharp contrast to an overall historic...More
The Thompson Center appears to be a massive glass curved slope from the outside, but from the inside, it's a vast atrium with a food court. It's very unique, and highly impressive. The building could be in danger soon, as there are rumors of demolition...More
The Thompson Center, named after former governor James Thompson, was designed by Helmut Jahn and contains different state offices including the Illinois Attorney General and the Governor's Chicago offices on the 17th floor.
When you walk in, you notice an enormous cavernous space, with offices...More
The Thompson Center is a must see. The building itself is all glass and metal but the building is red white and blue. I am amazed at the architecture of this building it's round and the elevators are very fast and all glass. One of...More
Helmut Jahn has designed structures all over the world. There are about two dozen examples of his work in the Chicago area. The Thompson Center is one of the more controversial.
Now that the second-floor Illinois Artisans Shop is permanently closed (a victim of state...More
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.