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The State of Illinois Center

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Renamed the James R. Thompson Center in 1993, the building opened its doors in 1985 and it houses the offices of the state of Illinois. It stands 17-stories with an all-glass exterior.

The interrior view allows visitors to view all 17-stories by the way the atrium was designed.

A proposal to sell the building was introduced by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.


Written by Paulo Loreto

June 4, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Posted in Chicago, Illinois, Travel

American Gothic

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J. Seward Johnson Jr.’s 25-foot-tall reproduction of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” stands along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue; the famously depicted father and daughter are an interesting contrast with the (ironically) neo-gothic design of the Tribune Tower that it stands before.

American Gothic is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Written by Paulo Loreto

October 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Second City

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A New Years trip to Chicago created a lot of memories and new discoveries as a first trip to “The Windy City.”

Staying at the lovely Allerton Hotel (701 North Michigan Avenue), it was in the middle of the Magnificent Mile shopping district and a few steps away from this magnificent landmark.

806 North Michigan Avenue












The Chicago Water Tower, built in 1869, is the second oldest water tower in the United States and is known to be one of the few structures still standing since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM