Chicago has been the center of American architecture since the late 19th century. The city's most important early architects Louis Sullivan and his partner, Dankmar Adler, designed the Chicago Stock Exchange, built from 1893 to 1894. When the original Stock Exchange was demolished in 1972, sections of Sullivan's elaborate stenciled decorations, molded plaster capitals, and art glass were preserved from the Trading Room. Using these fragments, the Art Institute was able to reconstruct the Trading Room in its Rubloff Building between 1976 and 1977.
Make an impression by hosting a refined and distinguished event for your guests that includes main-floor and balcony seating. With an evening of dinner, entertainment, and amusement in the opulence of this historic room, your special event can be further accentuated with remarks made from the authentic officers' rostrum. Set a traditional stage for stand-up buffet receptions or choose from a three- to four-course seated dinner.
Join the growing list of those that return every year to enjoy the stunning surroundings and unparalleled ornamental details of the Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room.
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