Best Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread

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What To Expect

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.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Chicago
Departs From:
Chicago
Meeting Point:
Inside the Fannie May Candy Store
Duration:
1 hour and 30 minutes
Availability:
Product Code:
14758
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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

  • Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips

  • Engaging tour guide commentary

  • Special gifts

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • 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.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% cancellation fee. Non-refundable.

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