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Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Gratz Center

Chicago, Illinois

Sited on the Magnificent Mile and across from the John Hancock Tower, Fourth Church is one of Chicago’s most visible religious institutions. Built after the Great Fire, the church and its “light in the city” ministry are intertwined closely with Chicago history. Gensler designed the Gratz Center addition to help sustain the continuing vitality of the 6,000-member congregation and its community outreach. Designed to achieve a LEED® Silver certification, the five-story addition houses classrooms, a day school, library, dining facility, multi-function spaces, a 350-person chapel, and a double-height gallery that connects the center to the original building.