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Free festival offers a glimpse of over 100 iconic city buildings – NBC Chicago

The annual Open House Chicago architecture festival kicks off this weekend and gives people the chance to peek inside over 100 iconic buildings in and around the city.

The experience, hosted by the Chicago Architecture Center, offers free access to urban buildings of architectural, cultural and historical significance, according to the organizers.

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors can travel through more than 30 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as the northern suburbs and Oak Park.

For those unfamiliar with personal travel, the Open House Chicago will offer a similar virtual experience as it did in 2020, which will stay open through an application through the end of October, organizers said.

Here are some of the highlights of the festival this weekend:

  • Willisturm
  • Harold Washington Library Center
  • Orchestra hall in the Symphony Center
  • McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
  • Prudential Plaza
  • Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist
  • Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall
  • Eris Brewery and Cider House
  • Guild rank
  • Austin Community Family Center
  • Chicago plant
  • Givins Castle
  • Monastery of the Holy Cross
  • Boxville
  • Pui Tuk center
  • Filmmaker from Chicago
  • The Moody Church
  • Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
  • Memorial Church
  • Wirtshaus Glunz and wine and spirits house Haus Glunz
  • Herman Miller Fulton Market
  • Bahá’í House of Worship
  • 19th century club
  • Pleasant home
  • Pullman National Monument Visitor Information Center
  • Clarke House Museum
  • Sts. Ukrainian Catholic Church of Volodymyr and Olha

For a full list and map of locations, click here.

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