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Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host the annual Open House Chicago (OHC) a month-long celebration showcasing Chicago’s built environment. This October, the Chicago Architecture Center hosts an Open House Chicago unlike any other featuring:

  • The robust OHC app highlighting DIY neighborhood ‘trails,’ curated content and ‘Explore like a local’ suggestions for eating, drinking, and shopping available for use October 1-31
  • Classic in-person, indoor, immersive experiences on the weekend of October 16-17
  • Virtual programs on a variety of topics October 1-31

Some of the new 2021 trails on the OHC app include:

  • Obama Trail in Kenwood/Hyde Park
  • Great Chicago Fire trail
  • Helmut Jahn downtown trail (includes free admission to the Helmut Jahn exhibition at CAC)
  • Chicago Architectural Biennial (curated by CAB)
  • Uptown Entertainment District trail
  • Hutchinson Street Landmark District trail
  • Preservation trail

New and returning in 2021 in-person sites include, as of today:  Sable Hotel at Navy Pier, The Penthouse Hyde Park, Bank of America Tower, 540 W. Madison, Quinn Chapel, IL Holocaust Museum, Orchestra Hall (returning) and Union League Club (returning).

For more information, readers should visit www.openhousechicago.org


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