Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

1 hr, 45 min

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Chicago is recognized as a leader in Modern architecture, a style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th Century. View iconic Modern skyscrapers during this walking tour. On this tour, you'll encounter famous skyscrapers by Modernism pioneers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg and Harry Weese. We will also enjoy superb views of Chicago’s riverfront. Highlights include Marina City, the Daley Center and the IBM Building.

Note: Ticket price includes admission to...
Chicago is recognized as a leader in Modern architecture, a style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th Century. View iconic Modern skyscrapers during this walking tour. On this tour, you'll encounter famous skyscrapers by Modernism pioneers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg and Harry Weese. We will also enjoy superb views of Chicago’s riverfront. Highlights include Marina City, the Daley Center and the IBM Building.

Note: Ticket price includes admission to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3713

Your tour begins at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Visit the CAC to view a 4,000-building scale model of Chicago or shop in the award-winning store.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

Enjoy superb views of Chicago’s riverfront.

Stop At: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414

Highlights include Marina City, a mixed-use residential-commercial building designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg, envisioned as an urban experiment designed to draw middle-class Chicagoans back to the city after more than a decade of suburban migration.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Daley Center, 48 W Washington St Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL 60602

Marvel at Richard J. Daley Center, one of the first buildings to be covered in an unpainted steel called Cor-Ten. Only...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3713

Your tour begins at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Visit the CAC to view a 4,000-building scale model of Chicago or shop in the award-winning store.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

Enjoy superb views of Chicago’s riverfront.

Stop At: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414

Highlights include Marina City, a mixed-use residential-commercial building designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg, envisioned as an urban experiment designed to draw middle-class Chicagoans back to the city after more than a decade of suburban migration.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Daley Center, 48 W Washington St Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL 60602

Marvel at Richard J. Daley Center, one of the first buildings to be covered in an unpainted steel called Cor-Ten. Only 16 steel columns support the building, and Despite having only 31 floors, Daley Center reaches the height of a typical 50- to 60-story building: 648 feet, or nearly 200 meters.

Duration: 15 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Narration by a professional and certified guide
  • Walking tour of Chicago's modern and postmodern architecture
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Storage for luggage or strollers
  • Coat check
Departure Point
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
11:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Chicago Architecture Center or CAC (formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, CAF) is at the south end of the Magnificent Mile near the intersection of Michigan and Wacker.
  • Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAC. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAC tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts
  • Not recommended for young children
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.