I love Chicago and its tenacity for making history a part of our modern culture. And so it’s only fitting that just as Chicago Ideas Week winds down to a close that the Chicago Architecture Foundation would host it’s 3rd annual Open House Event on October 19th and 20th. It’s a premier event that showcases and celebrates our city’s architectural history by inviting everyone to come indoors and check out the scene.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is known for a number of awesome ways to learn about the Chicago landscape. From rolling down the Chicago River by boat to cruising along the lakefront by Segway, the Chicago Architecture Foundation knows how to keep history alive and fun, and this stellar event is no exception.
Open House Chicago draws more than 40,000 people from across the U.S. to view 150+ historical sites all across the Chicago area for FREE! Yes, Completely FREE! Participants can tour a range of buildings including mansions, hotels, skyscrapers and private downtown clubs!
And with that said, The Chicago Architecture Foundation has rolled out the red carpet, lined-up the trumpet fanfare and opened the Golden Gates of history in hopes that you too will visit some of Chicago’s most prized architectural gems. It’s an event not to be missed…and it’s totally family friendly!
Click here to browse some of the many tours available or check out some of the favorites on my list!
*The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
*McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
*(Original) Sears Tower in North Lawndale
…and in honor of this stellar event I’m giving away a 4D, 950 piece Chicago Landscape Puzzle!
Simply comment here stating your favorite Chicago Building and Why, and this awesome 4D puzzle could be yours!