The old Chicago Public Library, a magnificent cathedral to literature at Michigan Avenue between Washington and Randolph Streets, stands in homage to the wide world of ideas—though it now looks rather melancholy without books. Still, this gorgeous building, reborn as the Chicago Cultural Center, is a destination spot for anyone who loves knowledge. The dome and hanging lamps are by Tiffany, and the entrance, grand staircase & dome contain inscriptions of 16th century printers, as well as authors, philosophers, and literary quotations in intricate mosaics of colored stone, mother of pearl, and favrile glass.

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    I love this building, especially the zodiac dome
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