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“Architecture” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Financial District

Financial District
Chicago, IL (Financial District)
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Ranked #288 of 952 things to do in Chicago
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“Architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is for architecture buffs. All buildings have their story and belong to a particular genre. The highlight is of course the chicago board of trade a jewel of the deco movement and comes with a great story in the context of the great depression. Try to take an architecture foundation walking tour to learn more about the buildings.

Visited November 2013
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“Architecture and the Money Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The financial district is located in the Chicago Loop and is centered on LaSalle St with the best part from Adams St to its end at the Chicago Board of Trade at Jackson Blvd. The two best attractions for visitors is seeing the architecture in these last two blocks, especially at dusk when the mixed artificial and natural light make the imposing facades all the more imposing, and the Money Museum at the Chicago Federal reserve. Architecturally, the art deco CBOT is the most impressive building in my option and the Money Museum is only open when the Federal Reserve is open. Since the "Fed" keeps bankers' hours, it can be challenging to see the museum with school aged children.

Visited February 2013
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“Just stand in the middle of LaSalle and look south.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is the Wall Street of the midwest. Also because that time is dated, it is a great collection of 1920 and 30's architecture.

Visited February 2013
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“Business as Usual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I live in Chicago, and I never get tired of the enegry that pumps from the CBOT. It's great to people watch, but even better to check out the art deco buildings and unique arcitecture.

Visited May 2012
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“Some nice architecture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I really can't say too much, there are some interesting examples of 1920s' architecture with the Rookery Building being my favoritre.

Visited January 2012
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