New Eastside joins Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago — the weekend when the city’s most beautiful buildings are literally open to the public — will include six New Eastside locations on the weekend of October 15 and 16.

img_0619aDesigned to allow the public an opportunity to explore great spaces that are generally  off- limits throughout the year, the event hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation includes more than 200 locations, “from mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms.”

Participating neighborhood properties include the Blue Cross Blue Shield Building of Illinois (300 E. Randolph St.), the offices of bKL Architecture (225 N. Columbus Dr.), the facilities of GEMS World Academy (350 E. S. Water St.), the towering AON Center (200 E. Randolph St.), the spire-topped Prudential Plaza (130 E. Randolph St.), and the former icebreaking vessel Abegweit that houses the floating Columbia Yacht Club in Lake Michigan near Randolph St..

The times of public access vary on each day, but most offer at least four hours of viewing on Saturday and several will also be open Sunday.

— Daniel Patton

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