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Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center

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Address

6433 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Neighborhood

Edgewater

Built

1911

Website

ciadc.org

Description

Built in 1911 with innovative tilt-up concrete construction, this makerspace was originally Zenith Electric (first known as Chicago Radio Laboratory) before it became an international powerhouse. The facility’s history and heft is a perfect match for the work that has gone on here since the Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Center opened in 2015. Equipment, workshops and work spaces are offered in casting, metalworking, forging, woodworking and technology & design, with each department given its own floor. CIADC’s goal is to remove the obstacles most people face in accessing shop tools and a safe facility for 3-D object design and production.

Archived In

2017