24 Hours of Chicago's Loop
Chicago is a city that loves to celebrate Halloween. Today, Modern Cities explores 24 hours of the Loop, ending with Arts in the Dark: The Halloween parade celebrating Chicago's creative community.
Named after the historic elevated transit lines that surround it, the Loop serves as the central business district in the country’s second largest city. With a population density of more than 21,000 residents per square mile, the Loop is internationally known for being the birthplace of the skyscraper. A popular business district during the weekdays, the Loop is also a unique Halloween destination.
Thousands recently filled its streets for Open House Chicago (OHC), a free weekend festival organized annually by the Chicago Architecture Foundation that allows participants to visit buildings typically not open to the public. As a nightcap, those streets then became ground zero for Arts in the Dark: The Halloween parade celebrating Chicago’s creative community.
Here is a photographic journey covering 24 hours of sights and scenes from the country’s second largest business district.