The James R. Thompson Center: Postmodern People's Palace

James R. Thompson Center

100 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL
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Join the James R .Thompson Center Historical Society (JRTCHS) for a tour that explores the political, cultural and technological history of the former State of Illinois Center, designed by Helmut Jahn and put into service to the people of Illinois in 1985. This tour will share new affinities, alternative histories, and critical receptions of the Thompson Center’s design over time.

Tours will begin outside by the plaza sculpture, Monument with Standing Beast, at Randolph and Clark Streets, or if the weather is bad, under the colonnade just outside the entrance to the building, at Noon.

Tours will last 45 minutes and be followed a brief period for questions and answers and discussion. Tours are limited to publicly accessible areas of the building exterior and interior atrium.

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October 24, 12:00 PM

100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Limit of 25 tickets available. 

Advance registration required