What To Expect
What does Michael Jackson's Thriller have to do with the design of a post-modern skyscraper? Or Andy Warhol's soup cans with modernism?
Learn about architectural styles through their connections with time, history, technology and culture, including pop culture - both by looking at buildings in front of you and at images and video on shared iPads. Also understand how the advancements in technology and engineering have shaped buildings.
This is a visual and interactive tour of Chicago's architecture, especially designed for curious people. Moreover, the fun and creative educational approach makes it unlike any other architecture tour in the city. Both Chicago locals and visitors will enjoy this tour, as well as people well-versed in art history and novices.
This fun and exciting walking tour goes south of the Michigan Avenue bridgen, a route where many people walk but rarely look up. We conclude at the very new urban playground of Maggie Daley Park.
Chicago's underground layers
Michigan Avenue Bridge
The gold-topped Carbide and Carbon Building
The massive Mies van der Rohe's Illinois Center
The Diamond Building and its anatomical nickname
Jeanne Gang's famous Aqua Tower
Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips
Engaging tour guide commentary
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
This tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Walking distance is approximately 0.5 mile (approx. 0.8 kilometers).
This tour runs even during rainy days.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.