The Crystal Gardens, operated by Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants, is a beautiful Indoor, one‐acre, botanical garden. This six‐story glass atrium with a 50 foot arched ceiling holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging ‘twinkle lights’ and dancing ‘leapfrog’ fountains.
Located on Chicago’s #1 tourist attraction, the famous Navy Pier, the Crystal Gardens provides spectacular views of the Chicago Skyline, Lake Michigan, the Ferris wheel, and Navy Pier’s Dock Street. The Crystal Gardens is a magnificent place to host your next Corporate or Social Event.
The Gardens can accommodate groups of 100 to 1,500 guests. Each event is individually planned by one of our sales and catering representatives to ensure a customized menu and a unique experience for each of our clients.
Located on the 94th floor of the historic John Hancock Center in the heart of downtown Chicago, 360 CHICAGO offers breathtaking views of the city and Lake Michigan from over 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile.
Brush up on Chicago's fascinating history and learn more about the city's wonderfully diverse neighborhoods in our newly renovated entry area before taking a speedy trip to the observation deck on North America's fastest elevators.
Once upstairs, enjoy a cocktail or coffee at our brand new bar while watching the sunset, explore interactive panoramic touchscreens in seven languages, and don't forget to try TILT – an exhilarating one-of-a-kind attraction that literally TILT's visitors to a 30° angle over Michigan Avenue.
With beautiful 360° views spanning four states, 360 CHICAGO is a photographer's dream and the ultimate way to capture the best of Chicago from above.
We are conveniently located on Michigan Avenue near the city's best hotels and shopping. Make us your first stop!
Delight in Odyssey Chicago’s delicious seasonal hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything’s prepared fresh onboard daily—and completed by our creative new cocktails, microbrews and wines.
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“Chopped” champion and celebrity chef Eric LeVine’s cooked up some fun new dishes for Spirit of Chicago this year. So come out and experience Spirit’s fun new buffet-style menu.
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This stylish and swanky hotel has hosted presidents, movie stars and notorious gangsters. Among downtown Chicago hotels, the Renaissance Blackstone stands out as one of the finest, most elegant luxury hotels on Michigan Avenue. Near Grant Park and a mere 3 blocks from Michigan Lake, The Chicago Institute of Art, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and the Field Museum are all within minutes of our doorstep.
On Mystic Blue, you can experience Chicago from an exciting, fresh perspective. Complete with tasty eats, DJ Entertainment for dancing and the best views at the best value, come aboard our contemporary cruise ship for Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Blue After-Dark Moonlight and a variety of specialties.
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dana hotel & spa offers accommodations that heighten your lifestyle. A boutique lifestyle hotel and spa in Chicago that offers an artful juxtaposition that balances the beauty of natural elements with state-of-the-art technologies, making our guestrooms and suites ideal for your lifestyle.
The room collection includes 300 guest rooms, which includes 33 suites, four with expansive outdoor terraces. High-end touches enrich each guestroom with a warm color palette of plush fabrics and deep textured finishes featuring an abundance of tech-savvy components including 42-inch flat screen televisions, surround-sound system, iPod station, complimentary internet access and Apple cable.
Contemporary finishes, sleek uniform lines infused with high-end touches and state of the art media capabilities are complemented with intuitive service setting a precedent for productive and comfortable meetings in each of the hotel’s 15 meeting rooms. The modern, Crystal Ballroom, located on the 11th floor, brightens any corporate event with a wall of windows showcasing the dynamic backdrop of the Chicago skyline.
The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant evokes a chill environment for meeting attendees looking to perpetuate a well-deserved escape 5 stories above the fray in the soaring cityscape featuring innovative libations, American cuisine with a playful conceptual twist and “Sunday Night Movies” amongst the stars.
Awards & Accolades:
• Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotel 2012
• Michelin Recommended Property 2011 & 2012
• AAA Four-Diamond Hotel
• Ranked amongst the Top 10 Chicago Hotels on TripAdvisor
Located in the heart of the Windy City, the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile offers comfortably appointed guest rooms and a prime location to make it one of the best downtown Chicago hotels. Situated just off the Mag Mile, guests will enjoy easy access to Chicago’s top destinations such as Navy Pier and Millennium Park, while Wrigley Field, McCormick Place, and Lincoln Park Zoo are just a short ‘L’ Train ride away. The stylish lobby features stylish décor, cozy lounge seating near a fireplace, and a Starbucks® café. The spacious guest rooms are highlighted by modern amenities including free WiFi and HD TVs, and select rooms have stunning downtown Chicago views. Head down to the Viand American Bistro restaurant, where you can have breakfast, lunch, or dinner from a delicious menu that puts a contemporary twist on American classics. Guests can enjoy city views while they take a refreshing swim in the 10th floor indoor pool, and they can maintain their workout routine on the road in the 24-hour fitness center. With over 3,700 sq. ft. of flexible event space, catering options, and onsite meeting planners, this hotel creates an excellent venue for business meetings, corporate events, and wedding receptions downtown. The Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent has modern amenities and an ideal location to make it the perfect choice for your next business trip or weekend getaway to the Windy City.
The Courtyard Magnificent Mile is a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner!
World class conference center in the heart of Chicago (along Michigan Avenue) boasting over 40 executive meeting rooms, boardrooms, private study spaces and dining rooms. Wolfgang Puck Catering is our exclusive caterer and all preparation is done fresh daily in our executive kitchen. All rooms are equipped with highly advanced technology and all meetings are professionally supported by our award-winning conference service, audiovisual and catering staff.
James C. Petrillo Music Shell or simply Petrillo Music Shell or Petrillo Bandshell as it is more commonly known, is an outdoor amphitheater/bandstand in Grant Park in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It serves as host to many large annual music festivals in the city such as Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza. It is also the former host of several smaller (less than 10,000) attendance annual events that have moved to the newer Jay Pritzker Pavilion such as the Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Festival, and Chicago Latin Music Festival. It was formerly located at the South end of Grant Park and was relocated in 1978.The shell was commissioned in 1931 by Mayor of Chicago Anton Cermak in the wake of the Great Depression to help lift the spirits of the citizenry with free concerts. The music shell was named after James C. Petrillo, president of the Chicago Federation of Musicians from 1922 to 1962 and president of the American Federation of Musicians from 1940 to 1958, who created a free concert series in Grant Park in 1935. Petrillo was a commissioner of the Chicago Park District from 1934 to 1945. Until the 1990s, the music shell was known for a traditional Independence Day concert celebration coordinated with the city's fireworks display on July 3.
Chez provides a versatile space that can be transformed for any occasion. An architectural glass staircase leads to a mezzanine overlooking the main floor. Brilliant white brick walls, white drapery and polished concrete floors create an elegant loft aesthetic. Statuesque columns activate the seventeen-foot-tall interior. Additional features include floor-to-ceiling windows, coat check, a private guest suite, and a catering prep space with a separate entrance.
Chez event space was once the home of the famous Chez Paree nightclub, which occupied the building from the 1930s through the 1950s. The club hosted many of the world’s best entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. Situated two blocks from Michigan Avenue and Chicago’s lakefront, Chez is in close proximity to the Loop, Millennium Park, and Museum Campus. Sixty hotels within a half-mile radius of Chez can accommodate out-of-town guests.
Originally built in 1926, The Murphy is truly one of Chicago's finest architectural jewels. The French Renaissance style is reminiscent of the Chapelle de-Notre-Dame de Consolation located in Paris. Today, The Murphy is a public event space available to rent for weddings, corporate events, exhibits, and more.
Welcome to Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile. This downtown Chicago hotel is located just steps from Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and boasts stunning views of Lake Michigan. Our family-friendly Chicago hotel’s prime location is convenient for countless dining and shopping options, and is just across the street from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lurie Children's Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
The spacious suites at this Magnificent Mile hotel are perfect for extended-stay guests or families, and feature full kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, two-burner stoves and dishwashers. Upgrade to a Specialty Suite on the 39th floor for spacious living areas, two bathrooms and stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Stay in touch with complimentary internet access available in all suites and public areas.
Start your day with our hot full breakfast, then unwind in the evening with dinner and drinks* Monday through Thursday – both are included with your stay and offer healthy options. We understand the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle while you are away from home, and the 40th floor fitness center and seasonal rooftop pool are ideal for keeping on top of your fitness regimen. Host a downtown Chicago meeting or event at Homewood Suites by Chicago/Magnificent Mile with 3,800 sq. ft. of flexible function space and customizable catering menus.
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Throughout the summer the City of Chicago provides spectacular firework displays that are launched just off of Navy Pier. This is Chicago's premier summertime attraction. The skyline and lights of the city is the backdrop to the amazing colors of the fireworks blasting off above you, it’s an experience that should not be missed, especially from the vantage point of a private yacht.
Lake Point Tower is a high-rise residential building located on a promontory of the Lake Michigan lakefront in downtown Chicago, just north of the Chicago River at 505 North Lake Shore Drive. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. It rises somewhat apart from the urban cluster of downtown Chicago in a composition that sets off and punctuates the skyline. The building is also the only skyscraper in downtown Chicago east of Lake Shore Drive.DevelopmentThe architects for Lake Point Tower were John Heinrich and George Schipporeit, working under the firm name of Schipporeit and Heinrich; the two were students of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the best known architects of the Bauhaus movement and International Style school, who taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Lake Point Tower was completed in 1968, is approximately 645ft tall, and was the tallest apartment building in the world at that time. The project developer was William F. Hartnett, Jr., chairman and founder of Hartnett-Shaw Development Company, which was responsible for more than 260 residential and commercial real estate developments in the United States from 1961–1983.
Segway Tours in Chicago
Chicago Segway Tours are ideal for beginners and experienced riders, residents of Chicago, as well as those new to the city.
If you are visiting the world-class city of Chicago for first time, you will have the opportunity to explore the beauty of the city's landmarks and architecture that border Lake Michigan and the magnificent Chicago skyline.
Residents of Chicago will realize why Chicago is known as the city that doesn't rest. It always has something new and unique to offer to everyone. You will be surprised at how many new things you will see and learn on our Segway tours of Chicago that you didn't know before.
Imagine feeling like a Hollywood Star or a Chicago celebrity where all the crowds virtually glue their eyes on us when we glide by!
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Glide with the most experienced, trained and highest rated Segway Tour Company, where you will enhance your knowledge and learn current and historical Chicago facts, while you enjoy scenic vistas, photo-ops and iconic buildings.
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The Onterie Center is a sixty-story award-winning high rise in downtown Chicago, IL. It is located at 441 East Erie St, and takes its name from a conflation of "Ontario" and "Erie", the streets at its two entrances.Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, construction was completed in 1986. The building is two towers: a 60-story Main Tower and an 11-story Auxiliary Tower. At 570 feet (174 m), the Main Tower claims its place among the 50 tallest buildings in Chicago.The diagonal brace structure is dedicated to respected structural engineer and designer Fazlur Khan, and serves as an architectural nod to Khan's John Hancock Center. The X formations on the exterior are concrete infill panels which act together to form a truss tube. There are no steel beams behind them. A similar structured building, 780 Third Avenue in New York City, was completed in 1983. Onterie Center is the first concrete high-rise in the world to use diagonal shearwalls at the building perimeter. This type of design uses fewer columns and allows for a distinct unit layout. In 1986 this building won the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.In addition to its 594 apartments, Onterie Center also includes more than 140000sqft of office space (13,000 square meter), nearly 16,000 square feet (1,500 square meter) of ground-floor retail space, an 11,750-square-foot (1,100 square meter) health club facility with indoor swimming pool, and a 363-space, above-grade parking garage.
680 N Lake Shore Drive is a 29-story building located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Originally named the American Furniture Mart, was completed in 1926. The two halves were designed separately: the eastern half by Henry Raeder, George C. Nimmons, and Max Dunning; and the western half by Nimmons and Dunning alone. At 474 ft tall and encompassing the entire block between Lake Shore Drive and McClurg Court, it was the largest building in the world when it was completed.ArchitectureConstruction of the American Furniture Mart was undertaken in two phases: the eastern section was completed in 1923, and the western portion in 1926. The eastern half is constructed with reinforced concrete, whereas the western half, as well as the tower, is steel. The easternmost portion of the building has a superstructure that was originally designed to hold a mooring mast for dirigibles, though it never was used for that purpose.The building was converted by David L. Paul to condominium and office space between 1979-84. Mr. Paul hired Lohan Associates, Inc. to be one of two architects. The design concept was Mr. Paul's. It is now home to 415 condo units divided amongst the building's three separate condominium associations: the Tower, the Lake, and the South residences. There is also 420000sqft of commercial office space, 65000sqft of retail space, and seven levels of indoor parking.HistoryDuring its early decades as the American Furniture Mart, no one appeared to notice the building's address: 666 North Lake Shore Drive, the numbers "666" being the Number of the Beast. In March 1988, the building's name was officially changed to 680 North Lake Shore Drive. A few months later, Playboy Enterprises moved their corporate headquarters from its location in the Palmolive Building to the location at 680 N. Lake Shore Dr. Since then, 680 has been colloquially referred to as the "New Playboy Building" and is commonly mistaken for the Playboy Building. Playboy moved all of their offices out of this building in 2012 and the Playboy sign was taken down from the Erie Street entrance to the building.
Streeter Place was the former name of a 55 story rental apartment skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois. The building was completed in 2009 and stands 554 feet tall (169 meters). The building is located a quarter of a mile from Lake Michigan and stands adjacent to the Streeterville neighborhood. The building contains 480 units on the first 53 floors. It was rebranded and renovated in 2014, with the current name being "Atwater Apartments".
Built in 1972, Harbor Point Condominiums is a residential and commercial building in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on Lake Michigan. It was the first original condominium building in the city.OverviewStanding nearly 168m with 54 floors, it is among the tallest buildings in Chicago.The building has views of both Grant and Millennium Parks and sits on Chicago's Monroe Harbor.Residents of the 742 units have access to the amenities such as an indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor sun deck, work-out facility, indoor basketball and racquetball courts, a hobby room for messy projects, a lounge with free wi-fi, an indoor children's playroom, two large hospitality rooms, private outdoor garden and park, valet parking and full-time doormen and security.The building has 22 commercial businesses, primarily located on the lower level such as a dry cleaner, grocery store, and realty agents.
Swissôtel Chicago is a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Its location provides access to several of Chicago's well-known features, including the Loop business district, the Magnificent Mile upscale retail district, and the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.RiverwalkThe hotel is adjacent to the Chicago Riverwalk, construction of which began in 2011, and is slated for completion in 2016. By the time it is finished, it will span nine city blocks. The Chicago Riverwalk contains seating areas, restaurants, shops, residential buildings, landscaping and water features, and offers activities such as boat and kayak rentals.ArchitectureSwissôtel Chicago was designed by renowned Chicago architect, Harry Weese, who is perhaps best known as the designer and architect of the Metro system in Washington, D.C., and of the Time-Life Building in Chicago.The hotel is triangle-shaped, glass, and stands 45 floors, and 457.01ft tall, but 12 of them (Floors 32-43) are in rush hours (it means that in regular times it will be as high as floor 31), offering views of the city, the Chicago River, or Lake Michigan, depending on the side of the hotel.
The Buckingham, formerly known as Buckingham Plaza, is a 44-story all-residential condominium designed by Fujikawa Johnson & Associates. Located on East Randolph Street in Chicago, Illinois, the building sits between the new 340 on the Park building to its west and the older Outer Drive East building to its east. Two parks, Millennium Park and Lakeshore East Park, are immediately located to The Buckingham's south and north faces respectively. It is one of the few buildings that predates the new surrounding Lakeshore East development in the New Eastside neighborhood.There are 7 rooms located on every residential floor of the building for a total of 306 units total. An indoor pool, sauna, laundry room, fitness center and open roof deck are located on the top floor. The Buckingham has 3 high-speed elevators that run the length of the building plus one elevator that runs from the first floor to each floor of the 4-story underground parking garage.Position in Chicago's skylineThe Buckingham is east of 340 on the Park. It appears (unlabelled) in front of Park Tower (Chicago) in the diagram below.
The Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Homesite is the location where, in the 1780s, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable located his home and trading post. This home is generally considered to be the first permanent, non Native, residence in Chicago, Illinois. The site of Point du Sable's home is now partially occupied by and commemorated in Pioneer Court at 401 N. Michigan Avenue in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois.Following Point du Sable's departure from Chicago in 1800, the home became the property of John Kinzie. In 1834 the land owned by Kinzie was platted and sold. The "Kinzie addition" to Chicago, which is assumed to be coterminous with Point du Sable's estate extended from the banks of the Chicago River north to Chicago Avenue, and from State Street east to Lake Michigan.This location was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976.
The Tribune Tower is a neo-Gothic structure located at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the home of the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Media, and tronc, Inc., formerly known as Tribune Publishing. WGN Radio (720 kHz) broadcasts from the building, while the ground level houses the large restaurant Howells & Hood (named for the building's architects), whose patio overlooks nearby Pioneer Court and Michigan Avenue. CNN's Chicago bureau is located in the building. It is listed as a Chicago Landmark and is a contributing property to the Michigan–Wacker Historic District. The original Tribune Tower was built in 1868, but was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.Design competitionIn 1922 the Chicago Tribune hosted an international interior and exterior design competition for its new headquarters to mark its 75th anniversary, and offered $100,000 in prize money with a $50,000 1st prize for "the most beautiful and distinctive office building in the world". The competition worked brilliantly for months as a publicity stunt, and the resulting entries still reveal a unique turning point in American architectural history. More than 260 entries were received.
Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon is a seasonal public ice skating surface in the Maggie Daley Park section of Grant Park in the Loop community area of Chicago, which is bounded by Columbus Drive, Randolph Street, Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive. The ice skating ribbon opened on December 13, 2014, along with the park. The rink extends for 1/4mi mile and has a capacity of 700 skaters. In the summer, the rink will serve as a walking path. The rink features changes in elevation, which give it an incline and decline.On November 20, 2014, the city announced that the ice skating ribbon would open on an undetermined date in December with free admission and $12 skate rentals, which was the same price structure as was being used at McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink at the time, although other outdoor public skating rinks in the Chicago Park District charged a $3 admission for adults but had lower rental fees. Lockers are also available for rental for a nominal fee at the skating ribbon. Among the numerous rules for the skating ribbon is a ban on the use of smartphones while skating. In the first month, 28,000 skate rentals generated over $300,000 for the city.The rink is closed for one-hour periods during which the ice is resurfaced by a zamboni machine. Because of the inconvenience of frequent lengthy closure periods, the Park announces the skating schedule and resurfacing schedule daily via a dedicated Maggie Daley Park Zamboni Twitter account, @MDPZamboni, that was created on December 29.
Two Prudential Plaza is a 64-story skyscraper that was built in the Loop area of Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1990. At 995 feet (303 m) tall, it is currently the sixth-tallest building in Chicago and the seventeenth tallest in the United States, being only 5 feet from 1000 feet. The building is also currently the tallest building in the world that is under 1000 feet tall. The building was designed by the firm Loebl, Schlossman & Hackl, with Stephen T. Wright as the principal in charge of design. It has been honored with 8 awards, including winning the Best Structure Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois in 1995.At the time of completion Two Prudential was the world's tallest reinforced concrete building. Its distinctive shape features stacked chevron setbacks on the north and south sides, a pyramidal peak rotated 45°, and an 80-foot (24 m) spire.The building is attached to One Prudential Plaza (formerly known as the Prudential Building). Without its spire, the building's height is still slightly greater than that of One Prudential Plaza's pinnacle.Two Prudential Plaza, along with its sister property One Prudential Plaza, was sold in May 2006 for $470 million to BentleyForbes, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm run by Carl Frederick Wehba and his son Carl Frederick Wehba II.
The Wrigley Building is a skyscraper located directly across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower on the Magnificent Mile. It was built to house the corporate headquarters of the Wrigley Company.HistoryWhen ground was broken for the Wrigley Building in 1920, there were no major office buildings north of the Chicago River and the Michigan Avenue Bridge, which spans the river just south of the building, was still under construction. The land was selected by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. for the headquarters of his company. The building was designed by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White using the shape of the Giralda tower of Seville's Cathedral combined with French Renaissance details. The 425ft south tower was completed in April 1921 and the north tower in May 1924. Walkways between the towers were added at the ground level and the third floor. In 1931, another walkway was added at the fourteenth floor to connect to offices of a bank in accordance with a Chicago statute concerning bank branch offices. The two towers, not including the levels below Michigan Avenue, have a combined area of 453433sqft.The two towers are of differing heights, with the south tower rising to 30 stories and the north tower to 21 stories. On the south tower is a clock with faces pointing in all directions. Each face is 19ft in diameter. The building is clad in glazed terra-cotta, which provides its gleaming white façade. On occasion, the entire building is hand washed to preserve the terra cotta. At night, the building is brightly lit with floodlights.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion Distance: 0.9 miCompetitive Analysis Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St Chicago, IL 60603
Le pavillon Jay Pritzker, aussi appelé pavillon Pritzker ou pavillon de musique Pritzker est un immense kiosque à musique situé au centre du Millennium Park, dans le secteur communautaire du Loop à Chicago, dans l'État de l'Illinois aux États-Unis. Il est situé au sud du théâtre Harris, à l'ouest de la passerelle BP, au nord de Lurie Garden, et à l'est de l'AT&T Plaza .Le pavillon, conçu par l'architecte Frank Gehry, a été construit entre juin 1999 et juillet 2004, et il a été officiellement inauguré le 16 juillet 2004. Il est baptisé en l'honneur de l'homme d'affaires et milliardaire Jay Pritzker dont la famille, originaire de Chicago, est connue pour posséder la chaîne d'hôtels de luxe Hyatt. La famille Pritzker fit don d'environ 15 millions de dollars pour financer le projet de construction de la structure, soit environ le quart du coût total des travaux.
The Carbide & Carbon Building is a Chicago landmark located at 230 North Michigan Avenue. The building, which was built in 1929, is an example of Art Deco architecture. It was designed by Burnham Brothers. The Carbide and Carbon Building was originally home to the regional office of Union Carbide and Carbon Co., which later became Union Carbide Corp. The skyscraper was designated a Chicago Landmark on May 9, 1996. Built as a high-rise office tower, the Carbide & Carbon Building was transformed more recently into the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago; work on the renovation began in 1998 and was completed in 2004. The conversion was directed by Lucien Lagrange & Associates. The building has 37 floors and is 503ft tall. The current hotel capacity is 383 guest rooms and 13 suites.DescriptionThe exterior of the building is covered in polished black granite, and the tower is dark green terra cotta with gold leaf accents. The use of stylized representations of leaves on the building's exterior was an intentional reference by the architects to the prehistoric origins of subterranean carbon deposits in the decay of ancient plants. The ground floor was specifically designed to display the products of Union Carbide and Carbon's subsidiaries. The lobby features black Belgian Marble and Art Deco bronzework trim. The exterior base is black granite with black marble and bronze trim, whereas the central shaft is clad in dark green and gold terra cotta and the greenish cap (which looks from a distance like malachite but is not) is trimmed in gold leaf.
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. FREE Admission. Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street.
August 31-September 3, 2017
The Heritage at Millennium Park, located at 130 N. Garland Court in Chicago, Illinois is a mixed-use tower. Completed in 2005, with a height of 631 feet and 57 floors, the building was designed by the architectural firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz (architects of Legacy Tower as well). It is the 36th-tallest building in Chicago. In what is becoming common practice with newer buildings, the Heritage preserves and makes use of the façades of four existing buildings in its base.The Heritage is located directly to the west of Millennium Park, with unobstructed views of Millennium Park, parts of Grant Park, and Lake Michigan. It is directly opposite the Marshall Field and Company Building on Wabash Avenue. It has a private indoor pool, health club, dog run, party room, rooftop deck, and indoor parking. The tower is included in the extensive downtown underground pedway system. In addition to condominiums, the Heritage also contains ground floor retail space.TriviaIt was said that Mayor Richard M. Daley was considering moving to the tower, but later decided to stay put in his South Loop residence as noted in an article in the Chicago Tribune in November 2005.According to the 2000 census, 16,388 people live in the Loop. More recently, 60602 was named by Forbes as the hottest zip code in the country, with upscale buildings such as the Heritage at Millennium Park leading the way for other buildings such as Waterview Tower, The Legacy at Millennium Park and Momo. The median sale price for residential real estate was $710,000 in 2005 according to Forbes. The average sale price at the Heritage in 2006 was $1.283 million according to data from the MLS and Rubloff.