Centennial Fountain shoots a massive arc of water across the Chicago River. It spurts for 5 minutes straight every hour on the hour,...
Bobby's Bike Hike
Locally based Bobby’s earns rave reviews from riders. It rents bikes and has easy access to the Lakefront Trail. It also offers cool...
Located on the Riverwalk, this outfitter rents kayaks for Chicago River explorations; experience is required to head out on your own....
Modern, sunny coffee-slinger Dollop fires up a mean espresso among its caffeinated arsenal. Local baked treats such as Hoosier Mama pies...
400 N Lake Shore Dr · interesting places nearby
Chicago Spire information
The 2000ft Chicago Spire, designed by uberarchitect Santiago Calatrava, was supposed to become the nation’s tallest building back in 2007. Excitement was high (pun!), and nicknames for the twisting design abounded – The Twizzler, The Drill Bit, The Vibrator among them. But construction screeched to a halt in 2008 when the economy went limp and funds dried up. Now there’s a dormant 76ft-deep, 110ft-wide hole in the ground at downtown’s pricey edge.
You can see it from high rises, but not easily at street level as a landscaped berm hides it.