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James R. Thompson Center

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100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3218
+1 312-346-0777
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Unique design

I think it is pretty despite hearing from others that it is ugly and cold. I found it unique with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betty C
A massive waste of space!

Let me start by saying, that whoever designed this was clearly paying the bill for the... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
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“Unique design”
Aug 23, 2017
“Mixed Bag of Architecture ”
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100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3218
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it is pretty despite hearing from others that it is ugly and cold. I found it unique with its colorful open design. It feels like you are inside a rocket launch pad. You have to see it to appreciate it. It is not...More

Thank Betty C
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying, that whoever designed this was clearly paying the bill for the construction. Because the taxpayer got hosed. I have been inside twice in the past month and dreaded both visits. As a user of the building, it is horrendous and...More

Thank Batholemew
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Walking to the Cadillac Palace Theater the other week, we passed by this enormous building on W. Randolph Str, that occupies the whole block and definitely attracts attention by its contemporary design and colors. It stands out in a sharp contrast to an overall historic...More

Thank irina g
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

The building is look so nice from the outside of it. It is very cool place to visit here. Did not have any problems here

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

The exterior is kind of a comical mess, but the interior is breathtaking. Beautiful terrazzo flooring, especially looking down on the lower level.

Thank BatGuano30
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

The Thompson Center appears to be a massive glass curved slope from the outside, but from the inside, it's a vast atrium with a food court. It's very unique, and highly impressive. The building could be in danger soon, as there are rumors of demolition...More

Thank MrSaturn64
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Thompson Center, named after former governor James Thompson, was designed by Helmut Jahn and contains different state offices including the Illinois Attorney General and the Governor's Chicago offices on the 17th floor. When you walk in, you notice an enormous cavernous space, with offices...More

Thank PamplonaBound
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

The Thompson Center is a must see. The building itself is all glass and metal but the building is red white and blue. I am amazed at the architecture of this building it's round and the elevators are very fast and all glass. One of...More

1  Thank jazspin9
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Its grandeur, awesome and unique. Once you get in the building realize the magnitude of it which is really inspiring. There is a food court at the basement with lots of options.

Thank TabraizFeham
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

Helmut Jahn has designed structures all over the world. There are about two dozen examples of his work in the Chicago area. The Thompson Center is one of the more controversial. Now that the second-floor Illinois Artisans Shop is permanently closed (a victim of state...More

Thank illinois travelere
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