Open House Chicago (OHC) took place a couple weeks ago already and I’m just beginning to edit all the photos I created over the weekend. The event is truly one of the best weekend’s in the city for architecture and this year we lucked out with spectacular weather!
OHC has taken place for the last 5 years and despite being relatively new to the Open House scene it is second in size only to London’s Open House which started, I believe, more than 20 years ago. Pretty phenomenal progress in just 5 short years!
Over 200 architectural sites, many that are rarely, if ever, open to the public open their doors for just one weekend each year. I only managed to visit 10 sites over a 2 day period….so many more to go!
Many downtown locations have exceptional views of Chicago’s skyline. My first stop, the 71st floor of the Aon Center, is no exception. This was also the first year the Aon Center was open to the public for OHC.
Initially I didn’t even consider editing these images in b+w. I know, shocking! The fall colors just seemed to call for color but I got sucked back into b+w. There are a couple color exceptions at the end of the post that just worked better this way. Otherwise, both versions as well as some perspectives I haven’t shared in this post are right here.
And the two in color.