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.