Just in time for the newly reinvented Antiques, Garden & Design Show in Chicago, The HighBoy shares a few beautiful and beloved stops for visitors eager to soak in the city’s unmatched design-centric treasures. Catch The HighBoy at the show, April 17 – 19, at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
You can’t go far in Chicago without stumbling upon an architectural gem. The cityscape was crafted by legends including Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and continues to be re-energized by modern-day stars such as Frank Gehry and Renzo Piano.
The city of big shoulders also flexes some impressive design muscle, with shops and boutiques from international names competing with sole proprietorships. If you go for the weekend, bring your walking shoes, and your biggest carry-on in which to stash your new treasures.
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Built in 1895 by famed architects Daniel Burnham, John Root, and Charles Atwood, the Reliance Building in the city’s Loop is a prime example of the Chicago School architectural style—and a national landmark that now houses Kimpton’s Hotel Burnham (1 W. Washington St.), a 122-room boutique hotel with views of Chicago’s storied State Street. If you prefer modernist design, check out the Langham Chicago (330 N. Wabash Ave.), housed in Mies van der Rohe’s steel-and-glass IBM building constructed in 1971….