Best of Downtown Awards 2018

Join us this Thursday, November 15, 2018 for our annual "Best of Downtown" awards event!

The work of John Buck has significantly shaped the streetscape and skyline of Chicago, and we are therefore excited to present him with this year's Mary Ward Wolkonsky Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Friends of Downtown is also delighted to honor a number of worthy projects and programs that are adding vibrancy to our downtown fabric. The Awards we will present on November 15 include:

Best Adaptive Re-Use - Bush Temple of Music;
Best New Building - 150 North Riverside;
Best New Public Art - Art on theMART;
Best New Attraction - Chicago Architecture Center;
Best Continued Use - Divvy Bikes; and
Best Plan - The 78

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page, and join us on November 15 to learn more about all of our 2018 awardees!

Purchase your tickets today here: We recommend advance purchase, but a limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

The Friends of Downtown Board of Directors is pleased to recognize these sponsors for our 2018 awards event and the coming year:

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Wolff Landscape Architecture
Chicago Loop Alliance
Market and Feasibility Advisors
Bonnie McGrath