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Chicago Board of Trade Building

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Address: 141 W. Jackson Blvd., La Salle Street, Chicago, IL 60604-2992
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An art deco masterpiece, this is the home of many of the city's financial...

An art deco masterpiece, this is the home of many of the city's financial movers and shakers.

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An Iconic building

Chicago Board of Trade Building is standing such that it cuts the South La Salle road. The building itself is very artistic and majestically standing in the midst of the... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Chicago Board of Trade Building is standing such that it cuts the South La Salle road. The building itself is very artistic and majestically standing in the midst of the financial hub of Chicago. The road leading to this Trade building is also the host for old & famous banks of Chicago. This street has many tall skyscrapers and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The board of trade is a stunning example of the power and elegance of the Art Deco style in Chicago. Full of carefully thought out details that reflect the importance of trade and the harvest. Gambling on the price of grain led to the invention of futures trading and the wheat motif is reflected throughout. If you visit at Open... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

To see the entire budding you need to go for a scheduled tour with Chicago Architectural Foundation. But if you want to see the lobby just go to the building by yourself. It is free. Best way to enter is the use entrance at the La Salle Street ( actually it is at Jackson Blvd but it is at the... More 

1 Thank Anna G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is where the business trade begins. Lots of history, lots of interest. Easily accessed, easy to find, easy to enjoy.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I enjoyed my tour here. The lobby is an Art Deco masterpiece with great embossed bronze and brass embellishments

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

An amazing piece of interior design that has to be seen; free of charge and open to walk through and photograph

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

you will have seen this building in movies and on television. This was part of an Art Deco tour that we took. Magnificent "throne" style building, captivating exterior with the 30 ft tall Ceres on top. As marvelous the outside is, the inside is spectacular. True art deco - perfectly preserved. Make sure you wander through the lobby and get... More 

1 Thank Nick D
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The Chicago Board of Trade Building was a stop on our Art Deco tour. The statue, Ceres - the goddess of grain, and the building are a big part of Chi-Town's history and a must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Board of Trade Building is a beautiful example of art deco in Chicago. The public can walk through the gorgeous lobby of the 1930 building. It has beautiful vertical lines, lovely marble and striking art deco decorations. Then you can walk through the elevator lobby to the Helmut Jahn designed addition that was built in 1980. Downstairs in the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

My wife and I were heading to the lake from Union Station when I pointed this building out to my wife. This was definitely photo worthy for her. Watching her move to different angles to fully take in this fine example of Chicago architecture reminded me of the many times I did the same thing. This is classic Chicago.

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