Chicago Day 6: James R. Thompson Center


After exploring the Daley farmers market, we walked over to the Thompson Center behind the Daley Center. The Thompson Center is a state building.

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In the front entrance, stood a sculpture by a French artist Jean Dubuffet. The sculpture is titled “Monument with Standing Beast”.

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When we walked into the atrium, we felt like we just walked into a sci-fi movie scene.

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The open concept elevators and the lobbies of the offices on various floors create interesting shapes, lines and angles. The orangey color of the panels resembles the color of tomato soup.

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The atrium glass ceiling and all-glass exterior allow natural light into the 17-story building.

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A sculpture inside the atrium.

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Another view of the skylit ceiling.

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