The Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago is a sight to behold, both inside and out. The exterior of this beautiful building boasts soaring steel and glass windows, with the crown of the structure bearing enormous gargoyles that are perched on high, gazing down upon all who pass. Enter this historical place and you'll be greeted by vaulted ceilings and more literary treasures than you can conceive of. Be sure to make it to the top floor, where you will find an absolutely amazing atrium that streams in sun and starlight alike. The space at the pinnacle of the library is available to rent for special events.