Three Cool Things about the Architecture of Civic Center Buildings

March 28, 2014


Daley CenterI think it’s fantastic that Chicago didn’t end up with the neo-classical style civic center that so many cities across America have. Instead, our government buildings have historic, modern and postmodern, an awesome blend of architectural styles.

Many of us Chicagoans have headed to Helmut Jahn’s J. R. Thompson Center to renew our license with the DMV. I know that I have had plenty of CTA commutes where I got to start my day walking under the brilliant natural light of the Thompson Center’s grand atrium. Or perhaps you’ve gone to the Daley Center for your marriage license…or divorce. Whether you live in Chicago or are just planning a visit, you may find these government buildings near our civic center to be architecturally worth a closer look.

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