Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Skyscrapers

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  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 1.5 hr

Chicago is home to some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Get an up-close look at these 19th Century marvels, learn about innovations used to build them and discover how they transformed Chicago into a center of skyscraper design and engineering. Highlights on this walking tour include Burnham and Root’s Rookery (1888), a transitional building with a Moorish and Romanesque exterior and a stunning interior atrium re-designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; Adler and Sullivan’s Auditorium Building (1889), a masterpiece of acoustical and structural engineering; and Holabird and Roche’s Marquette Building (1895), an outstanding example of the metal frame expression with traditional details and decorations.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Chicago Architecture Center

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At:

Meet here to start the tour.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

View the building from the outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Rookery Building

View the building from the outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chicago Board of Trade Building

View the exterior of the building

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Marquette Building

View the building from the outside

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Monadnock Building

View the exterior of the building

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

This building is not directly part of the tour, however, the tour ticket includes admission to the galleries at the Chicago Architecture Center

Duration: 1 minutes
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