Marshall Field Building


Weep all you want over the old Marshall Field’s becoming Macy’s, but the building remains a classic no matter who’s in it. The iconic bronze corner clocks on the outside have given busy Loop workers the time for more than 100 years now. Inside, a 6000-sq-ft dome designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany caps the atrium on the northern side; 50 artists toiled for 18 months to make it.

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1. Design Museum of Chicago

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This small industrial space in the Block 37 mall puts on nifty free exhibitions about contemporary and historical design. The shows change every four…

2. Reliance Building

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With its 16 stories of shimmering glass, framed by brilliant white terra-cotta details, Burnham & Root's 1895 Reliance Building is a breath of fresh air…

3. Chicago Cultural Center

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This exquisite, beaux-arts building began its life as the Chicago Public Library in 1897. Today the block-long structure houses terrific art exhibitions …

4. Sullivan Center

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Louis Sullivan designed this ornate building in 1899. For a century it was home to the Carson Pirie Scott & Co department store. Check out the superb…

5. Picasso's Untitled

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Pablo Picasso's abstract work, which everyone just calls 'the Picasso,' is the granddaddy of Chicago's public art. The artist was 82 when the work was…

6. Daley Plaza

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Picasso's eye-popping untitled sculpture marks the heart of Daley Plaza, which is the place to be come lunchtime, particularly when the weather warms up…

7. Miró's Chicago

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Joan Miró’s 1981 work The Sun, the Moon and One Star, known now as Miró’s Chicago, sits across the street from Daley Plaza. Miró hoped to evoke the …

8. American Writers Museum

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Bibliophiles will have a grand time in this museum, where American writers spanning the ages – from Edgar Allen Poe to Elie Wiesel, James Baldwin to Edith…