The Chicago Cultural Center located in Chicago, IL is known for both its beauty and free public events.
The cultural center is the most visited landmark in Chicago. Free events include family events, music concerts, lectures, art exhibits, dance events, and various other types of cultural events.
The building was completed in 1897 and became the first central public Library in Chicago. The building was designed to improve Chicago’s image. Materials such as imported marbles, mother – of –pearl, the best hardwoods, Favrile glass, and polished brass were all used in creating the building.
The two stained-glass domes are responsible for much of the center’s beauty. The Tiffany stained glass dome that is located on the south side of the building is the world’s largest dome of its type. Roughly 30,000 pieces of glass were used in its creation. On the other side of the building is the second glass dome. 50,000 glass pieces arranged in a Renaissance style on the dome which is 40 foot in diameter.
Come and check out the beautiful glass domes and the rest of the building’s charm. Stay and enjoy the many events that the center has to offer. Other attractions and activities nearby include I’m Free Chicago Tours, Cloud Gate, Chicago Greeter, Millennium Park, Crown Fountain, Waxwing Puzzle Company, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink.