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Chicago: Adler Planetarium
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2 reviews of Adler Planetarium

original building, wonderful

Adler Planetarium is one of the world's oldest and one of the main attractions of the Chicago museum district. It's at the end of a pier in the middle of Lake Michigan, where it enjoys a privileged view of the city's skyline. Built in the 1930s out of beautiful pink marble, it was once a marvel of technology. It was subject to extensive renovation in the late twentieth century, when the building was expanded in a way that significantly altered the original structure. Architecturally it seems a bit of a mess to me. It does, however, now have two more projection rooms and more exhibition space. Currently, as a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions with multimedia projections of various types, including the planetarium.

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