View from Chicago’s Millennium Park
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View from Chicago’s Millennium Park

Chicago, Nichols Bridgeway
© Kevin Miyazaki
What T+L spotted from the Renzo Piano-designed Michols Bridgeway, in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

View from Chicago's Millennium Park

Photo: Kevin Miyazaki

1. The Langham: Mies van der Rohe’s black IBM Building now houses one of the city’s buzziest new hotels. The ground-floor lobby was designed by Dirk Lohan, the architect’s grandson. $$$

2. Sixteen: Joël Robuchon protégé Thomas Lents is earning raves at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago’s 16th-floor restaurant. Order the Wagyu rib eye “coal” with eggplant caviar. $$$$

3. Art Institute of Chicago: The Bridgeway connects to the museum’s Modern Wing (also by Renzo Piano), where Warhol’s 15-foot-tall portrait of Mao was just rehung.

4. Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Not to be missed at this outdoor, 11,000-seat venue by Frank Gehry? Arias from Madama Butterfly by the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Sept. 7).

5. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel: Book an east-facing corner room in the Aqua Tower for a wraparound balcony overlooking Lake Michigan. $$

6. Lurie Garden: This month, the five-acre oasis is awash in autumn colors. Look for pink Japanese anemone and red switchgrass on the banks of a shallow stream.

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