The Chicago Cultural Center, 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and community leaders.
The building was designed by Boston architectural firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge for the city's central library. 3-foot-thick (0.91 m) masonry walls are faced with Bedford Blue Limestone on a granite base. The building was designed in a generally neoclassical style with Italian Renaissance elements. Neoclassicism.
Behind it, left, triangular: Crain Communications Building is a 49-story, 582 foot (177 m) skyscraper located at 150 North Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. It was also known as the Smurfit–Stone Building and the Stone Container Building and was formerly called the Associates Center. Construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1984. The building, noted for its unusually slanted facade, was designed by Sheldon Schlegman .
Behind it, center: Two Prudential Plaza, 1990, postmodernism.
Behind it, right: The Aon Center, 1974, supertall skyscraper, 83 floors, third tallest in Chicago. 1973, modernism.