Exploring Old & New Architecture Walking Tour by the Chicago Architecture Foundation

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Duration: 2h
Location: Chicago, IL 60604, United States | Chicago, United States

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Exploration of Windy City’s dynamic architectural examples
Historic Art Institute of Chicago & Marquette Building
Millennium Park, Thompson Building & Federal Building
Styles include Chicago School, Beaux-Arts & postmodernism
Volunteer guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation

Guided walking tout of Chicago architecture
Live tour commentary provided in English


Uncover the dynamic architectural scenes unfolding amid the bustling streets and intersections of downtown Chicago. See elegant stonework displayed next to modern high-rises and find out how the city’s architects approached the development of the Windy City’s urban landscape.

Meet up with a volunteer guide from the Chicago Architecture Foundation and dive into a maze of towering skyscrapers and stately edifices. Learn about the Beaux-Arts style featured prominently on the historic façade of the Art Institute of Chicago and admire the early work of architects from the Chicago School at the Marquette Building.

Transition from turn-of-the-century examples to present-day features as you gaze up at the looming glass-and-steel structure of the Federal Building and the postmodern domes of the Thompson Center. Wrap up your excursion with a visit to Millennium Park, where all the city’s design styles seem to come into play, creating a charmingly interwoven tapestry of traditional gardens, futuristic art installations, and classic lawns with a modern flair.

Cancellation Policy:
Know before you book: Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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