Best Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread

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Enjoy this passionating and creative walking tour in Chicago, and learn all about the architecture of the city, in connexion with art, history, and pop culture.

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Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Wed and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Shared use of iPads / Special Gifts
Best Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Wed and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Shared use of iPads / Special Gifts

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Schedule

  • 10:15

    Check-in at Fannie May Candies

  • 10:30

    Guided Architecture Walking Tour (1.5 hrs)

    Uncover the wonders of Chicago's architecture as your guide takes you to the many buildings around the city. Marvel at the Carbide and Carbon Building, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Mies van der Rohe's Illinois Center, Diamond Building, Aqua Tower and many others.

  • 12:00

    Check-out at Maggie Daley Park

  • (For Check-In) Fannie May Candies (Fannie May Candies, 343 N. Michigan Ave.) Time: 10:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Maggie Daley Park (Maggie Daley Park, East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Fannie May Candies (Fannie May Candies, 343 N. Michigan Ave.) Time: 10:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Maggie Daley Park (Maggie Daley Park, East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 12:00:00

Description

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.

Highlights:

  • 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

  • The new Maggie Daley Park

Includes

  • Guide

  • Shared use of iPads

  • Special Gifts

Notes

Restriction(s)
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Tour reservations can be changed up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

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