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Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Gleacher Center
Gleacher Center is located at 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
in downtown Chicago. It is on the north bank of the
Chicago River, just east of Michigan Avenue.

From Lakeshore Drive:
To Upper-Level Building Entrance

  • If southbound, exit at Grand Avenue and turn right.
  • If northbound, exit at Grand/Illinois Avenue; from exit go one block north and turn left onto Grand Avenue.
  • Follow Grand west to Columbus Drive/Fairbanks Court.
  • Turn left (south) and go two blocks.
  • Turn right (west) on North Water Street. Gleacher Center is straight ahead at the end of the street.

To Lower Level Parking Access

  • If southbound, exit at Grand Avenue.
  • If northbound, exit at Grand/Illinois Avenue; from exit go one block north and turn left onto Grand Avenue.
  • Follow Grand west to St. Clair.
  • Turn left and go one block south to Illinois. Turn left (east) on Illinois. A discounted outdoor Self-Park lot is on the right in the next block at 201 East Illinois. The staircase to the upper level is in the northwest corner of the NBC Tower Building.

From Kennedy Expressway (Heading either north or south I-90/94):
To Upper-Level Building Entrance

  • Exit at Ohio Street and travel east on Ohio to Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn right (south) on Michigan.
  • At the second light, turn left (east) on Illinois Street
  • At stop sign, turn right. Gleacher Center is on the right.

To Lower Level Parking Access

  • Exit at Ohio Street and travel east.
  • Continue across Michigan Avenue to St. Clair.
  • Turn right; follow St. Clair to end.
  • Turn left (east) on Illinois. A discounted outdoor Self-Park lot is on the right in the next block at 201 East Illinois. The staircase to the upper level is in the northwest corner of the NBC Tower Building.

Parking alternatives: After turning eastbound onto Illinois, make an immediate right turn onto St. Clair. At the end of the street, a small outdoor lot is straight ahead. Turn left on lower North Water Street to access indoor lots at NBC Tower and Ogden Plaza; turn right for parking at the Equitable Building. Or, from Grand or Illinois, turn north on Columbus/Fairbanks Court and use the 245 E. Ohio Self Park lot on the left, between Grand and Ohio avenues.