Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes. Admire the stainless steel cladding on the Inland Steel Building, the whimsical post-modern designs of the Harold Washington Library and 190 S. LaSalle, and contemporary buildings like One South Dearborn, Blue Cross-Blue Shield and the Art Institute's Modern Wing.
CTA rapid transit stations: (walking distance from the following)
Walk east on Adams or Jackson to Michigan Avenue. At Adams, turn right (south) on Michigan Avenue.
CTA Bus Lines:
Commuter Trains: Metra operates 11 suburban commuter lines serving downtown Chicago.
Cheryl P United States of ...
A great tour, at a reasonable price. Our guide, Ollie, was very knowledgeable, fun and interesting.
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!
Well organised tour with a highly knowledgeable and informative guide
This tour was amazing!
Michael H Australia
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
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.
Richard H USA
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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