Chicago Walking Tour: Connecting Past and Present

4 Ratings
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  • E-Ticket
  • 105 min

This lively overview of Chicago architecture explores iconic buildings from the 1890s to present. We'll compare and contrast a wide range of buildings with varying architectural styles and see how older structures connect to new skyline additions. On this tour, we'll make seven stops in downtown Chicago where we can compare the histories and styles of buildings located within sight of each other. The tour features 19th-Century Commercial, Beaux-Arts, Mid-Century Modern and Postmodern buildings, as well as the latest in architecture from Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano and Adrian Smith. At each stop, we’ll look at the connections between the past and present and discover what inspires design today. The tour culminates with a visit to Millennium Park, where world-class art and architecture combine, creating a unique urban fabric.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Chicago Architecture Center

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Begin and end the tour at the Chicago Architecture Center.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wrigley Building

View the Wrigley Building and some of the surrounding buildings

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Marina City

View Marina City and discuss some of the surrounding buildings

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

View the Daley Center and surrounding buildings

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

View the Reliance Building and surrounding buildings

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Jay Pritzker Pavilion

View the Pritzker Pavilion and surrounding buildings

Duration: 5 minutes
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