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Embark on a walking tour of Chicago's more-recent architecture heritage with a 2-hour stroll highlighting the city's modern, postmodern, and international structures. Especially known for its architectural originality, Chi-town boasts everything from the elegant metal and glass tower of One South Dearborn to the Harold Washington Library, with its Beaux-Arts inspired exterior. Your guide will highlight these and other unique buildings, relaying background on their individual histories and construction en route.


  • Modern Chicago loop skyscrapers
  • Explore Chicago's international, modern and postmodern movements
  • Great for architecture buffs as well as anyone with a simple interest in the buildings of Chicago

What You Can Expect

Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

Chase Tower, One South Dearborn and Inland Steel


Customer Reviews

Cheryl P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A great tour, at a reasonable price. Our guide, Ollie, was very knowledgeable, fun and interesting.

Emily W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I ended being the only person who booked on this windy, rainy day. Had a wonderful private tour with docent Joseph. He was interesting, funny and informative and I loved the tour!

Matthew t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well organised tour with a highly knowledgeable and informative guide

Stephanie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Michael H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour was organised through the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the guides are volunteers so some are better than others. We found it extremely interesting but you would need an interest in architecture to enjoy this tour.

Michael B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

A must do! While we had admired many of the buildings we saw on the tour having the history of the Art Deco movement and the buildings explained was worth the cost. The tour guides are passionate about their subjects.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Very interesting! Need to be in good shape, you walk at a pretty fast clip.

Ann U

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

Being a native, I've seen all of these building before. I think anyone from out of town would be more impressed. Due to logistics, we weren't able to get close to these buildings, and there was quite a bit of repetition between the historic skyscraper tour and this one.

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