This piece was originally published April 13, 2018 and is part of The A.V. Club’s favorite features of 2018

If you like going to Hollywood blockbusters—The Dark Knight, Divergent, and most recently, Rampage—there’s one city block that by now should look very familiar. Located at East Upper Wacker Drive between North State and North Wabash in The A.V. Club’s hometown of Chicago, the block is a one-of-a-kind collection of architectural styles gathered on opposite sides of the Chicago River. Our own Ignatiy Vishnevetsky visited State and Wacker to tell us more about its history.