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Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Historical Masterpieces of the Loop

Chicago Architecture Walking Tour: Historical Masterpieces of the Loop
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$30
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Explore Chicago by walking through the foundations of modern architecture itself, from the "Father of the Skyscraper" to Chicago's very own style.

Here, in the “City of the Big Shoulders,” America saw its first skyscraper, a daring, innovative, steel-framed “giant” of its time – though only 1/10 the height of the current tallest building in Chicago. And though you can no longer see this revolutionary building. You will get as close as possible to that moment in history: Not only will you see the exact spot where it once stood – something you’d likely see on other walking tours – but you’ll also see a comparable building designed by the same architect, at the same time, of the same height and same style – something you’d surely miss on other walking tours. You will take a contextualized approach to teaching history that sets itself apart, making Chicago’s architecture come alive for tourists and Chicagoans alike: You will receive the right context for learning about the past through the lens of the present; see the stories behind the walls come alive.

Take a well-walked path of Chicago’s historical architecture, but in its unique, entertaining, and memorable way. You’ll be looking at architecture – and history – in a whole new light!

Chicago’s Loop, a lively mix of history, business, art, and culture, contains so much to experience. There are separate, three tour routes. Come explore some of the most important historical architecture of downtown Chicago and get to know this architecturally significant city from past to present.

Explore Chicago by walking through the foundations of modern architecture itself, from the "Father of the Skyscraper" to Chicago's very own style.