Chicago Day 6: Chicago Cultural Center


We returned to the hotel by noon to check out. Since our flight was at 7:30PM, we left our luggages at the concierge and went for more exploration.

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We came upon a building with the sign “Chicago Pvblic Library” (that’s how the public spelled on the building). This is the north entrance from Randolph St., with Doric columns.

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Apparently, the library is now converted to the Chicago Cultural Center that houses the city’s official reception venue. The above is the grand staircase leading to the Preston Bradley Hall.

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An interesting view of the staircase from above. We saw a couple planning a wedding shoot here.

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Healy and Millet stained glass dome, the largest Tiffany dome in the world.

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On the fourth floor is the Sidney R. Yates Gallery.

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The ornamented pilasters of Sidney r. Yates Gallery.

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Exhibition in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery.

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Just an interesting staircase handle when we exited the building.

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As we still have some time to kill, we did a little more shopping. On our way back to the hotel, we encountered a brigade of army marching through the city with loud marching cadence.

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