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Chicago Architecture Foundation

Looking to learn more about Chicago architecture? Some of the first modern skyscrapers were born in our city, and our stunning skyline reflects Chicago's originality, beauty and innovation in the field of architecture. The Chicago Architecture Foundation works hard to introduce the science and art behind Chicago's amazing architecture to young children and teens, with outstanding programming that offers hands-on activities, walking tours and workshops.

The Architecture of Daley Plaza

Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:00 AM by Amanda Scotese


Before Millennium Park, there was the Daley Plaza. Daley Plaza, the civic center of Chicago, used to be "the" public space of Chicago — in other words, the town square or the piazza. While Millennium Park has eclipsed this open space as the primary gathering place, it still has festivals, special events, markets and political gatherings. Additionally the plaza is surrounded by mix of Chicago architectural styles, in addition to the iconic Chicago Picasso sculpture.

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