The Chicago Architecture Center is currently featuring an exhibit honoring the late Chicago architect Helmut Jahn (1940-2021). Jahn was the architect of the current Michigan City Public Library building. He later became a world-renowned architect, designing such high profile projects as the James R. Thompson Center, Berlin’s Sony Center, the MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Bonn’s Post Tower, and dozens more. Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture exhibit explores Jahn’s career through imagery, sketches, models, and videos illuminating each project, including the Michigan City Public Library building.
The exhibit is free with general admission to the center ($15 for adults; some discounts available). It can be viewed from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily at:
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Call 312-922-3432 or click here for more information.
Image: Jahn’s Michigan City Public Library. Photo courtesy Peter Siege