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The Dark Knight Location Travel Guide | Chicago Board of Trade Building
Chicago Board of Trade Building

Where is it? 141 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.

What is it? An Art Deco masterpiece and US national historic landmark, this was the tallest building in Chicago for a good 30 years and houses Chicago’s derivatives exchange (the trading floor appeared in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). You may also have spotted this granite structure with its sculpture in The Untouchables and Road To Perdition.

What did it play onscreen? In Batman Begins, this building took the role of Wayne Enterprises headquarters, the one at the heart of that network of elevated monorail lines and the city's water and power supplies. It must have blown its lines or something, however, because the Richard J. Daley Center took over as Wayne headquarters in The Dark Knight.

Can I visit it? Sure – there are restaurants and so on inside, and even a yoga centre. Most of the building is given over to offices, however, so you can’t visit that so easily.

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1 You can actually go to Nottingham's Wollaton Hall...
Thanks narf17 - I was a bit bugged that the Wayne Manor you can actually visit was given a throwaway sentence. For a travel guide it's handy to be able to go there!! www.wollatonhall.org.uk I love Wollaton Park, a beautiful hall, majestic deer across the park and a lovely lake walk - my family and I always go when people come to stay with us. Entry is free and you only pay a couple of quid to park. More

Posted by helenleach on Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:52

2 That's Roger Moore's House!
I remember seeing Osterley Park House loads of time in The Persuaders!, Usually as Lord Brett Sinclairs Mansion More

Posted by TPM007 on Wednesday July 4, 2012, 11:08

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The Farmiloe Building near St John Street in London, has been Gotham police HQ in all of Nolan's films. More

Posted by Rod Hull on Wednesday July 4, 2012, 08:17

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The Delta Point building in Croydon. Still an empty office, as far as I'm aware. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Wednesday July 4, 2012, 00:12

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Nice to see a mention of Wollaton Hall in the copy. You can visit it every day of the year for free, unlike the place in Bucks. More

Posted by narf17 on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 15:55

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Spent a lot of time at Wollaton Park when I was at uni. Remember reading the Inception Issue of Empire and Christopher Nolan's big plans for the The Dark Knight follow up just in front of Wollaton Manor. If I had known it was being used as a location... More

Posted by thepluginbaby on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 15:49

7 RE: Where's...
It's mentioned in the copy!  More

Posted by Helen OHara on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 14:45

8 RE: Where's...
And what about Wollaton Hall in Nottingham used for the external shots of Wayne Manor???????   Bloody production crew even knocked down a wall while filming it because the truck didn't fit through the gap! More

Posted by davey_g on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 14:21

9 Where's...
Glasgow? I heard a rumour that Nolan filmed some in Glasgow as he loved the old architecture of the city and it reminded him of what he thinks Gotham would be like. More

Posted by cheekimonki on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 11:51


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