Chicago landmarks will Light It Up Blue on April 2

March 20, 2018
Chicago skyline as they Light It Up Blue on April 2

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, various landmarks in Chicago will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018! 

Wrigley Field

  • It is the home of the Chicago Cubs, one of the city's two Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises.
  • It first opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park for Charles Weeghman's Chicago Whales of the Federal League, which folded after the 1915 baseball season.
  • The Cubs played their first home game at the park on April 20, 1916.

Shedd Aquarium

  • It first opened on May 30, 1930.
  • The aquarium contains 32,000 animals, and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons of water.

Soldier Field

  • It opened in 1924 and is the home field of the Chicago Bears of the NFL, who moved there in 1971.

United Center

  • The United Center is home to both the Chicago Bulls of the NBA and the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

Navy Pier Centennial Wheel

  • The Pier has welcomed a brand new Centennial Wheel, which opened Memorial Day 2016. 
  • It stands is 196 feet tall and has 42 climate controlled gondolas.

John Hancock Building

  • When the building topped out on May 6, 1968, it was the second tallest building in the world and the tallest outside New York CIty.
  • The building is 100 stories and stands at 1,128 feet tall.

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

  • Built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, 1,450-foot skyscraper.
  • The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the Western hemisphere – and the 16th-tallest in the world.

Chicago Board of Trade

  • The Chicago Board of Trade was stablished on April 3, 1848, is one of the world's oldest futures and options exchanges

CME Building

  • The CME was founded in 1898 as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board, an agricultural commodities exchange.