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Daley Center, Chicago

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Originally known as the Chicago Civic Center, the Richard J. Daley Center was designed by architect

Jacques Brownson of C.F. Murphy Associates and is located in the heart of the Chicago Loop. The

building includes 31 floors, more than 120 court and hearing rooms, the Cook County Law Library, and

office space for the City of Chicago and Cook County. The building’s plaza, known as Daley Plaza,

features approximately 88,000 square feet of space, as well as the famed Picasso statue, designed by

world renowned artist, Pablo Picasso. Richard J. Daley Center was designated as a Chicago Landmark in

2002 and is LEED Certified Gold.
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  • We visited the chriskindle (sp?) market. It was fun but PACKED even on a Wednesday morning. Be prepared to stand in line for the ornament shops.  more »
  • This was so fun to visit! It was packed with people but my wife and I still enjoyed it. It might be a little hard to take a whole family with small kids but it was fine with just the two of us. The li...  more »
  • Went midday to the Christkindle market. The booths selling ornaments were jam packed! Had some hot candied almonds and cashews-yum! They have all sorts of German foods and drinks.  more »
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  • Well known and high trafficked area. Events and seasonal farmer's market. Hopefully, you don't have to go to court, like I did. But they do have a law library, and some good views, once you've passed security.
  • The Daley Center houses the Chicago Civil Court system in Chicago. The only things that move fast in this building are the elevators.
  • My bad experience was with the domestic relations department. The line is sometimes long but moves at a moderate pace. The clerks are rude. Don't be surprised when you hear someone being yelled at or scolded for asking a question, asking for clarification or for walking up to the clerks counter without being told to. The department manager is just as bad as her clerks. Hope for the best, prepare for the worse.
  • Such a great place comfortable environment clean and nice and enjoyable people keep up the great work everyone!!!
  • Beautiful plaza with frequent events! Favorites include: Chistkindlmarket in December and Food Truck Fridays every Friday during lunch in the Summer.
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