Chicago landmarks will Light It Up Blue on April 2
March 20, 2018
In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, various landmarks in Chicago will Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018!
- 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.
- 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.
- It opened in 1924 and is the home field of the Chicago Bears of the NFL, who moved there in 1971.
- 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
- The CME was founded in 1898 as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board, an agricultural commodities exchange.