The Chicago Theatre is a legendary auditorium that hosts a variety of entertainment, including stage events, concerts, dance, comedy and special events.
The Chicago Theatre was the first large, lavish movie palace in America and was the prototype for all others. This beautiful movie palace was constructed for $4 million by theatre owners Barney and Abe Balaban and Sam and Morris Katz and designed by Cornelius and George Rapp. It was the flagship of the Balaban and Katz theatre chain.
The grandeur of the Chicago Theatre often leaves its visitors breathless.The 3,600 seat auditorium is seven stories high, more than one half of a city block wide, and nearly as long.
In 1986, Chicago Theatre Restoration Associates, with assistance from the City of Chicago, bought and saved the theatre from demolition and began a meticulous nine-month multi-million dollar restoration undertaken by Chicago architects Daniel P. Coffey & Associates, Ltd. and interior design consultants A.T. Heinsbergen & Co. of Los Angeles, interior design consultants. The Chicago Theatre reopened on September 10, 1986 with a gala performance by Frank Sinatra.
The Chicago Cultural Center is the first free municipal cultural center in the U.S. and home to the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome.
One of the most unique and interesting sculptures in the world resides within Chicago's Millennium Park. With "Cloud Gate," sculptor Anish Kapoor has created a work of art that holds something for everyone. It reflects the splendor that is the Chicago skyline. It plays tricks with the light and the sky. It is massive, giving it weight and importance. It is elegant - balanced on its ends and without any color of its own. And finally, it is interactive, and lets the viewer become part of the art or stand back and simply admire the visual presented by the sculpture.
"The Bean" is one of the best ways to capture Chicago’s beautiful skyline.
At once monumental and inviting, Cloud Gate is one of Chicago’s most popular attractions. The artwork invites public participation and beckons the passer-by to step inside.
With its twinkling tree lights and stunning skyline backdrop, the iconic ice skating rink in Millennium Park is a must stop each winter season.Skating is free and open to the public, with skate rentals available for those without their own at $10 a pair.
Since its survival of the Great Fire, the Water Tower became one of the city's most famous icons as it symbolized Chicago's resilience. It was threatened with demolition several times - in 1906, 1918 and 1948 - but it was saved each time thanks to a public outcry. The tower was eventually restored in 1962.
Looking out from my hotel room and totally in awe by the skyscrapers surrounding me.
Chicago is home to eleven Fortune 500 companies, while the rest of the metropolitan area hosts an additional 21 Fortune 500 companies.
Experience Chicagoland in a whole new way with Divvy, a fun and affordable way to get around Chicago, Evanston and Oak Park.
Garrett Popcorn Shops offers tins and party packs of sweet and savory gourmet popcorn, including seasonal flavors.
The John Hancock Center is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper located at 875 North Michigan Avenue.
Chicago’s skyline has been one of innovation and is regarded by many as being the birthplace of the modern skyscraper by innovating the steel-frame method. By using this method, Chicago housed the world’s first skyscraper in 1885 with the Home Insurance Building. This culture of invention has continued for over a century since then with the iconic skyscrapers that shape the city today.
The Chicagoland area contains nearly 10 million people in three states – Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana – and is the 22nd largest metropolitan area in the world.
Chicago's skyline is one of the world's tallest and easily ranks among its most magnificent. It boasts four of America's eight tallest buildings and, if you include its antenna, the massive Sears (Willis) Tower remains the fifth tallest skyscraper in the world.
You can't truly experience Chicago without a trip to Navy Pier. This 50-acre playground of entertainment, museums, activities, restaurants, and shops is the perfect place for some family fun time.
The Art Institute of Chicago has one of the largest and most extensive collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world.
Vincent van Gogh painted his first known self-portrait in 1886, following the model of the 17th-century Dutch artist Rembrandt. But by the time he made this work, a year later, he had clearly shifted his allegiance from the Old Masters to the Parisian avant-garde. Under the influence of Neo-Impressionist color theory, he based this painting on the contrast of complementary colors. The overall blue-green tone of the background serves as a foil to the orange-red of the artist's hair and beard. While the intensity of the colors is enhanced by the brushwork, the painting's energy and turbulence hint at the inner life of the artist.
Local artwork on display inside Hotel Lincoln.
The Magnificent Mile, sometimes referred to as The Mag Mile, is an upscale section of Chicago's Michigan Avenue, running from the Chicago River to Oak Street.
Chicago is home to five professional sports teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks.
Sporting News named Chicago the "Best Sports City" in the United States in 1993, 2006, and 2010. Along with Boston, Chicago is the only city to continuously host major professional sports since 1871, having only taken 1872 and 1873 off due to the Great Chicago Fire.
The 2016 World Series champions, the Chicago Cubs.
By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Although, a summary of his basketball career and influence on the game inevitably fails to do it justice, as a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of fundamental soundness, grace, speed, power, artistry, improvisational ability and an unquenchable competitive desire, Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar.
The 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
Chicago-style pizza refers to several different styles of pizza developed in Chicago. Arguably, the most famous of these is known as deep-dish pizza.
Chicago invites visitors to take a journey to the Lincoln Park Conservatory where you will find tropical palms and ancient ferns right in the heart of Lincoln Park.
The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of only three major free zoos in the country, is the country’s oldest public zoo with an estimated annual attendance of three million.
African Painted Dog
This canine species has a richly patterned coat, with yellow, white, brown, black and red markings. Adults are roughly the same size as large domestic dogs, weighing up to 80 pounds and reaching 3.5 feet in length. Large, round ears help the species communicate with pack mates and shed the heat of its environment.
The largest land-based predators on Earth, polar bears can reach up to 8 feet long and 1700 pounds in weight. Their distinctive white coat is actually composed of long, transparent hairs; the reflection of light on fur provides the white appearance. Small ears and a short tail help limit heat loss in the polar bear's icy environment while large paws assist them in paddling through the water.
The western lowland gorilla is the largest of the living primates. Males can be up to 6 feet tall and 400 pounds while females range to 5 feet and 200 pounds. They have black to brown-gray coats that turn gray with age.