Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. Every summer since 1980, Chicago's beautiful Grant Park on the city's magnificent lakefront has been home to the world's largest food festival..
Admission to Taste of Chicago is FREE.
Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois, US, and originally intended to celebrate the second millennium. It is a prominent civic center near the city's Lake Michigan shoreline that covers a 24.5acre section of northwestern Grant Park. The area was previously occupied by parkland, Illinois Central rail yards, and parking lots. The park, which is bounded by Michigan Avenue, Randolph Street, Columbus Drive and East Monroe Drive, features a variety of public art. As of 2009, Millennium Park trailed only Navy Pier as a Chicago tourist attraction. In 2015, the park became the location of the city's annual Christmas tree lighting.Planning of the park began in October 1997. Construction began in October 1998, and Millennium Park was opened in a ceremony on July 16, 2004, four years behind schedule. The three-day opening celebrations were attended by some 300,000 people and included an inaugural concert by the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus. The park has received awards for its accessibility and green design. Millennium Park has free admission, and features the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, the Lurie Garden, and various other attractions. The park is connected by the BP Pedestrian Bridge and the Nichols Bridgeway to other parts of Grant Park. Because the park sits atop a parking garage and the commuter rail Millennium Station, it is considered the world's largest rooftop garden.
The Christkindlmarket Chicago is an annual, free and outdoor holiday market featuring vendors from around the world who display hand-crafted ornaments, toys and unique holiday gifts as well as traditional German foods, sweets and beverages.
The market is rich in cultural tradition and includes special events, performers and activities.
Grant Park is a large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 km²) in the Loop community area of Chicago. Located in Chicago's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Originally known as Lake Park, and dating from the city's founding, it was renamed in 1901 to honor Ulysses S. Grant. The park's area has been expanded several times through land reclamation, and was the focus of several disputes in the late 19th century and early 20th century over open space use. It is bordered on the north by Randolph Street, on the south by Roosevelt Road and McFetridge Drive, on the west by Michigan Avenue and on the east by Lake Michigan. The park contains performance venues, gardens, art work, sporting, and harbor facilities. It hosts public gatherings, and several large annual events.The park is often called "Chicago's front yard". It is governed by the Chicago Park District.HistoryThe original plans for the town of Chicago left the area east of Michigan Avenue unsubdivided and vacant, and purchasers of Michigan Avenue lots were promised that it would remain unoccupied. When the former Fort Dearborn Reserve became part of the townsite in 1839, the plan of the area east of Michigan Avenue south of Randolph was marked "Public ground. Forever to remain vacant of buildings."
The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus, led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell, is made up of professional musicians from organizations across the country. Each summer they gather in Millennium Park for over 30 free performances of both beloved and rarely heard masterpieces.
Since 1993, more than 9 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $528 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2012 alone, nearly 1.1 million participants across the country raised $68 million to help fight breast cancer and in 2013, nearly 300 events will take place
Friday, September 9, 2016, 4:30-10 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:30-8 PM
$35 in advance, $45 at the gate
Ticket price includes souvenir wine glass, 12 tastings, one pint of any beer available at the festival, seminars, musical entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount.
Designated Driver Tickets - $15
This ticket includes two non-alcoholic drinks, seminars, musical entertainment, souvenir wine glass upon departure.
Attendees under 21 are admitted for free when accompanied by a paid adult.
HOW TO PURCHASE
By phone: 877-772-5425 (additional fee applies)
At entry gate on the day of the festival
Run Chicago's (and the entire Midwest's) #1 tourist destination as the outdoor running season winds down!!!
Be one of the lucky participants to experience Chicago's Perfect 10, comprised of:
* 10 Mile run
* 10 K run
Our Quality of Life Expo inside Navy Pier's Lakeview Terrace is open to the public free of charge and serves as not only gear check, but also as a one-stop resource to learn about healthy lifestyle products and services, and shop for gear to fit your active lifestyle.
The Expo is Saturday, April 9th 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Race start times:
10 K **7:30 AM April 9th, 2016
10 Mile 7:45AM
Visit our website (http://www.chicagosperfect10.com) to register and learn more about the event.
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For the last 22 years, the ABC7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk has proven itself as a landmark event in the Chicagoland area and is a major fundraiser for the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Each year on the third Thursday evening in June, more than 2,000 people gather along Chicago’s downtown lakefront to run, walk and raise funds in search of a cure for all blood cancers.
The 31st Chicago Gospel Music Festival will feature local and national artists on June 3 and 4 at the Chicago Cultural Center and in Millennium Park. The festival will celebrate the genre’s deep Chicago roots with traditional choirs and contemporary urban gospel music in the city where the genre was born more than 80-years ago.
Ring in the New Year in style with over 4,000 party-goers in two ballrooms at NYE 2013: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Hilton Chicago. From the moment you enter the historic Hilton Chicago and its awe inspiring architecture you will feel transported into upscale nightlife paradise. The uplifting beats of world renowned performers and DJs will make you dance, while you play a hand in our casino with gorgeous Playboy Playmates. The savory hors d’oeuvres and sweet champagne are only a prelude to the excitement of 4,000 party-goers counting down to midnight.
Cycle For Survival at Equinox!!Distance: 0.7 miCompetitive Analysis 200 West Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60606
Landmark and Historical Place Near Taste of Chicago
I am owned and operated by the Chicago Park District. I am one of the largest in the world and am located at Columbus Drive (301 East) and Congress Parkway (500 South) in Grant Park. I'm up and running from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, typically from April to mid-October, depending on weather. Times are subject to change when large events take place in or around Grant Park.
While in operation, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes I produce a fabulous water display and the center jet shoots 150 feet into the air! Beginning at dusk, every hour on the hour for 20 minutes my major water display is accompanied by a major light and music display. The final display of the evening begins at 10:00 p.m.
One of Chicago's most popular attractions, I opened on May 26, 1927. and was dedicated on August 26, 1927. Edward H. Bennett designed me to represent Lake Michigan with four sea horses, built by Marcel Loyau, to symbolize the four states that touch the lake: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Bennett attributed the design specifically to the influence of the Latona Basin in Louis XIV's gardens at Versailles.
Kate Buckingham dedicated the structure to the people of Chicago in 1927 in memory of her late brother, Clarence. At the time, she also established a $300,000 trust fund to ensure that the taxpayers would never have to cover all of the repair and upkeep costs associated with me. The funds for the $2.8 million restoration that was done in 1994 came from the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund, which the Art Institute of Chicago has administered. Funds from the Buckingham Fountain Endowment Fund also helped fund a portion of the 2008-2009 project.
I am constructed of Georgia pink marble and has remained intact (except for a brief theft of two carved fish heads from me), weighing several pounds each. The fish heads were recovered when a salvage place was offered the pieces and the buyer thought they looked very familiar and reported them.
STRUCTURE & WATER
The water displays are powered by three pumps:
- Pump 3: 75 horsepower for 1,600 gallons of water a minute.
- Pump 2: 190 horsepower for 5,500 gallons of water a minute.
- Pump 1: 250 horsepower for 7,000 gallons of water a minute.
I have 134 jets in the following configurations:
- 36 jets point upwards from the top basin, including a central jet to produce a 150-foot geyser.
- 34 jets at the consoles.
- 12 jets in the upper trough that arc into the top bowl.
- 12 jets in the inner trough that arc into the upper trough.
- 12 jets in the lower trough that arc into the inner trough.
- 8 jets spout from the sea horses' mouths.
- 20 isolated jets.
My water capacity is 1.5 million gallons. Depending on wind conditions, major displays use approximately 14,100 gallons of water per minute conveyed through 134 jets! Water is re-circulated from the base pool after the basins are filled and not drawn from the outside except to replace losses from wind and evaporation. My bottom pool is 280 feet in diameter, the lower basin is 103 feet, the middle basin is 60 feet and the upper basin is 24 feet. The lip of the upper basin is 25 feet above the water in the lower basin. The underground pump room is 35 feet long, 25 feet wide and 25 feet high.
Kate Buckingham envisioned a fountain whose effect was that of "soft moonlight." She worked many nights with technicians, testing the various colors of the glass filters and currents to produce an ethereal, mystical aura.
I contain 820 lights in the following configurations:
- 16 in top bowl.
- 72 in upper trough.
- 204 in inner trough.
- 432 in lower trough.
- 24 in the isolated jets.
- 60 in the sea horses.
- 12 in the bulrushes.
The computer known as the Honeywell Excel-Plus is located in my pump house. The computer was moved here from Atlanta, Georgia, during the 1994 renovation. My alarm, a system similar to a store alarm, is monitored and dispatched through Honeywell Central Station in Arlington Heights.
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural and community programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography was founded in 1984 by Columbia College Chicago. It is well known for an active program and curating which discovers many emerging and mid-career artists. The museum houses a permanent collection as well as the Midwest Photographers Project, which contains portfolios of photographers and artists' work who reside in the midwestern United States.Permanent collectionThe MoCP’s permanent collection focuses on American and International photography of the 20th century and today. The collection features work by Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Irving Penn, Aaron Siskind, and Victor Skrebneski among the 10,000-plus photographs and photographically related objects, including gelatin-silver prints, color work, digital pieces, photograms, and various alternative processes.Selected exhibitionsOf the Museum's exhibitions since 2001, notable ones have included:Paul Shambroom: Evidence of Democracy, October 3 - December 5, 2003Michael Wolf: The Transparent City and Work/Place, November 14, 2008 - January 31, 2009Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba, January 10 - March 6, 2011
Citadel Center is a 580ft tall skyscraper at 131 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. The 44th tallest building in Chicago was completed in 2003 and has 39 floors. A limited-edition cast of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, one of the world's most famous sculptures, is the showpiece of the main lobby. It was the first building in Chicago to use a raised-floor pressurized plenum system. This allowed for air to be pumped in through the floors for individuals to control their climates using floor diffusers.TenantsCitadelHolland & KnightPerkins CoieSeyfarth ShawChase (bank)Sprout Social
The Aon Center is a modern supertall skyscraper in the Chicago Loop, Chicago, Illinois, United States, designed by architect firms Edward Durell Stone and The Perkins and Will partnership, and completed in 1974 as the Standard Oil Building. With 83 floors and a height of 1,136 feet, it is the third tallest building in Chicago, surpassed in height by the Willis Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower. The building is managed by Jones Lang LaSalle, which is also headquartered in the building. Aon Center formerly had the headquarters of Aon and Amoco; Aon's US operations are still headquartered here.HistoryConstructionThe Standard Oil Building was constructed as the new headquarters of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, which had previously been housed at South Michigan Avenue and East 9th Street. When it was completed in 1974 it was the tallest building in Chicago and the fourth-tallest in the world, earning it the nickname "Big Stan". (A year later, the Sears Tower took the title as Chicago's and world's tallest.) The building employs a tubular steel-framed structural system with V-shaped perimeter columns to resist earthquakes, reduce sway, minimize column bending, and maximize column-free space. This construction method was also used for the former World Trade Center towers in New York City.
The Clark Adams Building, also known as the Bankers Building, is a skyscraper located at 105 West Adams Street in Chicago, Illinois. The building was designed by the Burnham Brothers who designed other buildings in Chicago such as the Carbide and Carbon Building. The building stands at 476 feet tall and has 41 floors. Construction of the Clark Adams Building began in 1926 and was completed in 1927.OwnersAs of 2006, Crown Commercial Real Estate and Development had purchased the building. In 2014, John Murphy began the process to acquire the Clarks Adams building from Crown Commercial Real Estate.TenantsOne quarter of the Clark Adams Building is leased to Club Quarters while retail tenants include Native Foods, Elephant & Castle restaurants and Starbucks.
Le Crain Communications Building est un gratte-ciel situé au 150 North Michigan Avenue dans le secteur communautaire du Loop à Chicago aux États-Unis.Ce building est haut de 177 mètres et compte 41 étages d'espaces locatifs. Le bâtiment était autrefois appelé l'"Associates Center". Il est populairement dénommé le bâtiment Diamant . La construction a débuté en 1983 et s'est achevée en 1984. Le bâtiment, connu pour son toit inhabituellement incliné, a été conçu par Sheldon Schlegman.Il apparaît à de multiples reprises dans le film Nuit de folie, servant même de cadre au climax du film.En mars 2012, le gratte-ciel change de nom pour Crain Communications Building, car l'entreprise Crain Communications installe son siège social dans l'édifice.Voir aussiArticles connexes Liste des plus hautes constructions de Chicago
Three First National Plaza – 57-piętrowy budynek w Chicago w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Powierzchnia budynku wynosi łącznie. Zaprojektowany został przez Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Jego budowę ukończono w 1981 roku. Wysokość od piętra do piętra wynosi 396 centymetrów. Cylindryczna struktura budynku zapewnia ochronę przed wiatrem.Projekt uwzględnia 13 narożnych biur na niższych piętrach i 9 narożnych biur w wyższych partiach. Zewnętrzna fasada pokryta jest granitem i uwydatnia 10-stopowe szerokie okna, przypominające tradycyjną chicagowską szkołę architektoniczną. 9-piętrowe atrium Three First National Plaza zawiera “Large Internal-External Upright Form” – rzeźbę Henry’ego Moore’a. Połączony na wysokości drugiego piętra z Chase Tower tunelem łączącym oba budynki ponad Madison Street.Linki zewnętrzne Emporis – Three First NationalPlazaz SkyscraperPage – Three First National Plaza Oficjalna strona budynku
U.S. Bank Building, formerly 190 South LaSalle Street, is a 573 ft (175m) tall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It was completed in 1987 and has 40 floors. Johnson/Burgee Architects designed the building, which is the 57th tallest building in Chicago. The lobby of the building features a tapestry by Helena Hernmarck titled "The 1909 Plan of Chicago" depicting the Civic Center Plaza proposed in the Burnham Plan of Chicago.
Old Dearborn Bank Building est un gratte-ciel historique situé au 203 North Wabash dans le secteur du Loop à Chicago, dans l'État de l'Illinois aux États-Unis. Il se compose de 25 étages et a été construit en 1928. Le bâtiment a été conçu par la firme Rapp and Rapp et se compose exclusivement de bureaux. Le 4 juin 2003, le bâtiment a rejoint la liste des Chicago Landmark et compte parmi les édifices les plus prestigieux de la ville.Voir aussiArticle connexeListe des plus hautes constructions de Chicago
The Richard J. Daley Center, also known by its courtyard Daley Plaza and named after longtime mayor Richard J. Daley, is the premier civic center of the City of Chicago in Illinois. Situated on Randolph and Washington Streets between Dearborn and Clark Streets, the Richard J. Daley Center is considered one of Chicago's architectural highlights. The main building was designed in the international architectural style by Jacques Brownson of the firm C. F. Murphy Associates and completed in 1965. At the time it was the tallest building in Chicago, but only held this title for four years until the John Hancock Center was completed. Originally known as the Chicago Civic Center, the building was renamed for Mayor Daley on December 27, 1976, seven days after his death. The 648ft, thirty-one story building features Cor-Ten, a self-weathering steel. Cor-Ten was designed to rust, actually strengthening the structure and giving the building its distinctive red and brown color. The Daley Center has 30 floors, and is the tallest flat-roofed building in the world with fewer than 40 stories (a typical 648ft building would have 50-60 stories).Building featuresThe Richard J. Daley Center houses more than 120 court and hearing rooms as well as the Cook County Law Library, offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and certain court-related divisions of the Sheriff's Department. The building also houses office space for both the city and Cook County, of which the City of Chicago is its seat of government. The windows are cor-ten steel and bronze/white tinted.
The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1451ft skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center towers in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the 14th-tallest in the world. More than one million people visit its observation deck each year, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. The structure was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as part of its lease on a portion of the tower's space., the building's largest tenant is United Airlines, which moved its corporate headquarters from the United Building at 77 West Wacker Drive in 2012 and today occupies around 20 floors with its headquarters and operations center.The building's official address is 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606.HistoryPlanning and constructionIn 1969, Sears, Roebuck & Co. was the largest retailer in the world, with about 350,000 employees. Sears executives decided to consolidate the thousands of employees in offices distributed throughout the Chicago area into one building on the western edge of Chicago's Loop. Sears asked its outside counsel, Arnstein, Gluck, Weitzenfeld & Minow (now known as Arnstein & Lehr, LLP) to suggest a location. The firm consulted with local and federal authorities and the applicable law, then offered Sears two options: an area known as Goose Island and a two-block area bounded by Franklin Street on the east, Jackson Boulevard on the south, Wacker Drive on the west and Adams Street on the north, with Quincy Street running through the middle from east to west.
The Adler Planetarium—America’s First Planetarium—is more than a museum; it is a laboratory, a classroom, and a community exploring the Universe together. Each year, over 550,000 visitors experience the museum’s interactive exhibitions, live planetarium shows, hands-on, minds-on STEM education programs, and world-class collections. Founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler, the Adler Planetarium is a recognized leader in public engagement; the museum's scientists, historians and educators inspire the next generation of explorers and invite you to come explore space with us.