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Foundation Room at House of Blues

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329 N. Dearborn St.




Bertrand Goldberg, 1964


You may have wondered what that unique saddle-shaped building is near the Chicago River. It's a theater, known since 1996 as the House of Blues. The building is part of Bertrand Goldberg's iconic Marina City. The interior is modeled after the Estavovski Opera House in Prague. The Foundation Room on the fourth floor is an exclusive club for professional and personal entertaining. Members range from corporate CEOs to rock stars. The Foundation Room features three prayer rooms—Divinity, Buddha and Ganesh—each dedicated to a deity or devotional figure represented by the focal statue in the room. The Foundation Room combines 11th-century artifacts with present-day treasures to create one of the most sumptuous environments in Chicago.