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National Hellenic Museum

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Address

333 S. Halsted St.

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Architect

RTKL Associates, 2011

Description

Since 1983, the National Hellenic Museum has told the stories of Greek contributions to culture with a special focus on the experiences of Greek-American immigrants. A new permanent home opened in 2011. The museum anchors Greektown with a modern and sustainable building that, through its design and materials, references classical Greek architecture and Byzantine monasteries. A dramatic open stairway links the museum's rotating galleries and guides visitors to a permanent exhibit on the Greek immigrant experience. The building has a great rooftop event space. It offers an unconventional perspective on the skyline and the Jane Byrne Circle Interchange.

Archived In

2015