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Financial District

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Address: Chicago, IL

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Impressive architecture

The buildings in this area really reflect strength in architecture and banking. The three main buildings are the Chicago Board of Trade, the old Continental Bank Building and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The buildings in this area really reflect strength in architecture and banking. The three main buildings are the Chicago Board of Trade, the old Continental Bank Building and the Federal Reserve. Today we visited the Continental Bank Building during Open House Chicago. We were able to tour the vault and rooftop. Quite impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

La Salle Street probably is the most filmed location in Chicago known from Batman to Transformers. Don't miss the Roockery Building

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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.

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Avon, Ohio
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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... More 

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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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Park Forest, IL
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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.

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Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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