Chicago Walking Tour: Art Deco Skyscrapers Riverfront

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  • 1.5 hr

Tour the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the business boom of the Roaring '20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament. Discover the origins of Art Deco while admiring buildings like the Carbide and Carbon Building (now Pendry Chicago), the Chicago Motor Club Building (now the Hampton Inn) and the colorful, but often overlooked, Trustees System Service Building (now the Century Tower)—all of which are designated Chicago landmarks.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Chicago Architecture Center

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chicago River

Discuss buildings built in the Art Deco style along the riverfront

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At:

View the exterior of the building

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Carbide and Carbon Building

View the Carbide and Carbon Building

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

Visit the former Chicago Motor Club Building, 66 E Wacker Place

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

Visit the Trustees System Service Building

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Merchandise Mart

Visit Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Plaza

Duration: 10 minutes
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