Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist was founded in 1924, but it wasn't until 1968 that the church built its first permanent home. The seven-story structure maximizes its prominent six-sided site on the Chicago River at the intersection of Wacker and Wabash. The church auditorium is styled after the layout of a Greek amphitheater, with walls clad in travertine and a centrally-located wooden podium. The auditorium is also home to a 3,316-pipe Aeolian-Skinner organ.
Behind the Scenes
Experience the peaceful oasis of the church auditorium lit with natural light from skylights and bands of clerestory windows.