After the devastation brought by the Chicago Fire of 1871, the central business district, known affectionately as the Loop, was rebuilt throughout the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s. This process gave birth to the skyscraper through the use of the steel structural skeleton. Today, downtown Chicago is a vibrant commercial—and increasingly residential—district famed the world over for its innovative and iconic high-rises, elegant boulevards and beautiful civic spaces such as Millennium Park and the Riverwalk.
Open House Chicago Sites
OHC 2023 included more than 170 sites in 20+ neighborhoods across Chicago, many of which are not typically open to the public.
City-Wide Community Partners
77 Flavors of Chicago, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, Art WORKS Projects, Austin Coming Together, Center for Native Futures, Chicago Cultural Alliance, Chicago Loop Alliance, Crossing Borders Music, Englewood Arts Collective, Glessner House, Greater Chatham Initiative, Hermosa Neighborhood Association, Historic Pullman Foundation, Hyde Park Historical Society, IMAN (Inner-City Muslim Action Network), Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Lawndale Pop Up Spot, Lillstreet Art Center, Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, NON:op Open Opera Works, North Lawndale Employment Network, North Lawndale Historical and Cultural Society, Pilsen Classical, Poems While You Wait, The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education (ACCE), The Renaissance Collaborative, The Saints, Uptown United, Urban Juncture, 40th Ward - Office of Alderman Vasquez, Jr..
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