Chicago Design Museum
This small industrial space in the Block 37 mall puts on nifty free exhibitions about contemporary and historical design. The shows...
Louis Sullivan designed this ornate building in 1899. For a century is was home to the Carson Pirie Scott & Co department store....
Marshall Field Building
Weep all you want over the old Marshall Field’s becoming Macy’s; the building remains a classic no matter who’s in it. The iconic bronze...
An outlet of the half-price ticket broker, located in the Block 37 shops
Trattoria No 10
This clubby bistro is just steps from the Loop theater district and fills up fast with ticket-holders. The straightforward menu provides...
1 W Washington St · interesting places nearby
Reliance Building information
With its 16 stories of shimmering glass, framed by brilliant white terra-cotta details, the Reliance Building is a breath of fresh air. The structure’s lightweight internal metal frame supports a glass facade that gives it a feeling of lightness, a style that didn’t become universal until after WWII.
Today the Reliance houses the chic Hotel Burnham . Added historical bonus: Al Capone’s dentist drilled teeth in what’s now room 809.