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“Not much to see”
Review of Fine Arts Building

Fine Arts Building
Ranked #208 of 659 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: A historic building that houses two theaters, several offices, shops and music studios.
Reviewed April 8, 2012

This is an old building that isn't very interesting. I used to go get sheet music on the 7th or 8th floor, and the most interesting thing I can say about it is that there is still an elevator man (not self-operated) and he used to throw that elevator into high gear so you went from 0-20 in a second- kind of reminded one of Disney's Tower of Terror

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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Want a great cultural quick-trip that costs nothing? Take the elevator to the top floor (yes, they still have actual human elevator-operators.) The elevator itself is like a ride at Disney! On the top floor, look for some long-forgotten murals. Then walk down the entire height of the building and enjoy the ambiance of a wonderful old pile of bricks that makes you feel like you have stepped back in time! There is even a deserted theatre, hidden from view behind locked doors, on the first floor, that the elevator operator might let you see – if he is in a good mood – which is unlikely :) Enjoy!

Thank Joel-and-Michael
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

The way the pictures were displayed. Very quiet and relaxing.

Thank mokenavince-11
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

The Fine Arts Building is a true reflection of vibrants tradition of music and the arts in Chicago. In addition to the Artist's Cafe, the wonderful interior, wandering the halls there are artists studios with music and song wafting through it hallways.

Thank Jane Drake B
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Chicago has managed to save a many fine buildings and this is one of them. I saw it years ago and want to go back again to touch the way things used to be.

Thank ToniA475
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