Thursday, May 21, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Downtown (North Loop), IL- Chicago Water Tower/City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Downtown (North Loop), IL- Chicago Water Tower/City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower

Not to be confused with the shopping center with nearly the same name, the Chicago Water Tower and nearby Pumping Station survived the Great Chicago Fire. Today, the Water Tower has been transformed to a small gallery with rotating exhibits. The entrance is VERY easy to miss so be on the lookout for street signs. The Pumping Station houses a visitors center and theatre.

Address:
806 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/city_gallery_in_thehistoricwatertower.html

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Downtown (North Loop), IL-Newberry Library

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Downtown (North Loop), IL-Newberry Library

While it is one of the top private libraries in the United States, the Newberry Library may not be a natural stop for many GLCTers. Still, with such an amazing collection, architecture, and history under one roof, if you have time, make it a stop. The library is only accessible by guided tour.

Address:
60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
http://www.newberry.org/

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Downtown (North Loop), IL-Museum of Broadcast Communications

Destination of the Week: Chicago-Downtown (North Loop), IL-Museum of Broadcast Communications

One of the newer Chicago museums, the Museum of Broadcast Communication has a tough job-documenting something that for the most part has few physical artifacts. One floor is dedicated to the Hall of Fame. While interesting, it is not particularly entertaining. Another floor has a few more artifacts from mostly Chicago-based shows. The entertainment and educational value may increase with special programs.

Address:
360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
http://www.museum.tv/index.htm

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