Docomomo October Tour Days 2016: Modernism in Your Backyard

October 22, 2016

Docomomo US Tour Day is a national annual event that works to raise the awareness and appreciation for buildings, interiors, sites and landscapes designed in the United States as part of the modern modern movement. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Tour Day invites organizations and people across the country to tour and appriciate significant 20th century modern design in their neighborhood, city, state and region.

RESCHEDULED to Saturday, Oct 22 - A Pavilion on the Lake: McCormick Place (1968-71)
October 22, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Lakeside Center/McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
Tour Description 
Sunday, October 9th, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm - Join Docomomo Chicago for a tour of the magnificent Lakeside Center at McCormick Place led by architectural historian Kevin Harrington, Professor Emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In addition to the tour leader, some architects who were on the original design team for the building will also be available to answer questions. Built between 1968 and 1971, the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place is a multi-level convention center pavilion situated on Lake Michigan in Burnham Park on the Near South Side of Chicago. The building was designed in the International Style by architects Gene Summers and Helmut Jahn of C.F. Murphy Associates, one the Chicago's most prominent post-World War II architectural firms. The Lakeside pavilion was the sole convention center building in the current McCormick Center complex until the construction of the McCormick Center North in 1986. Despite further expansions of McCormick Place over the last 30 years, the 1971 McCormick Place building remains to be the most significant of all the buildings in the complex due to its architectural design and lake front site.
Docomomo members: included in membership, Non-members: $10 cash
Please meet at 1:45pm at the top of the waterfall on the east side of the building (the lake side)