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Location: Chicago, IL 60604, United States | Chicago, United States
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Stunning examples of Art Deco architecture in the Loop
Carbide & Carbon, Engineering & Daily News Buildings
Chance to walk near the steady currents of the Chicago River
Charming trolley ride between sites on bustling city streets
Experienced guide shares information about building history
Guided Art Deco building tour
Live tour commentary provided in English
Crane your neck and gaze at the looming Art Deco edifices that dot the streets of downtown Chicago. This classic architectural style is emblematic of the Windy City, and your tour takes you to 3 of its most shining examples aboard one of the city’s charming trolley cars.
Meet your experienced guide, who’s well-versed in the history and subtle characteristics of Chicago’s Art Deco façades. Head to your first stop at the base of the Carbide and Carbon Building. Erected to serve the needs of the Union Carbide Co., this remarkable structure is adorned in black granite and terra cotta accents in dark green and gold. Snap a few photos and hop on a bright red trolley car to reach the wide pathways that run alongside the Chicago River.
Catch glimpses of boats motoring up the river’s steady currents as you walk to the Engineering Building, where you can check out the ornate designs featured between the lower floor windows and stare up at the castle-style merlons at the top.
Enjoy another stroll near the water as you make your way to the tour’s final site, the former Chicago Daily News Building. Once a hotbed of journalists, editors, and photographers, this stunning office building symbolizes the extravagance and beauty of the Art Deco style, with its stately columns, symmetrical, protruding entrances, and wide-open plaza.
Know before you book:
You must be able to climb and descend stairs.,
Tour includes approximately 90 minutes of walking. If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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