Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Chicago From the Ground

December 12, 2010

There is an exhibit in the city that offers a three-dimensional portrait of downtown Chicago.

It’s called Chicago Model City and it tells the story behind the planning of Chicago.

The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 320-square-foot model of the city that is the only accurate and up-to-date model of downtown Chicago.

Chicago Model CityAlso featured:

*A 1950’s model of the Eisenhower Expressway and Blue Line

*A digital visualization of demolition and rebuilding on Chicago’s Near South Side

*A model showing the green renovation of the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower)

*A portrait of runway expansions at O’Hare International Airport

*An exploration of the 1909 Plan of Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Foundation exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week.

What: Chicago Model City

When: Seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Atrium Gallery, 224 South Michigan Avenue

Cost: Free!

Visit: for more information

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