Best Chicago Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread - 1 Day

Best Chicago Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread

Join us for the Best Chicago Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread!

Best Architecture Walking Tour 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

Architecture Tour Stories and Ideas
• Fort Dearborn and the “simple life”
• Chicago School of Architecture
• Art Deco and the Roaring ’20s
• Mechanization and the spirit of modernist architecture
• The fun shapes of post-modern forms
• The latest trends in city evolution and living

Walking Tour Tickets Include
• Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips
• Engaging tour guide commentary
• Special gifts
• Discounted flat-rate parking at Grant Park North Garage ($15)

Best Chicago Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread

What does the Thriller of Michael Jackson have to do with a post-modern skyscraper design? Or the soup cans of Andy Warhol with modernism? A creative tour of Chicago architecture is the Best Architecture Walking Tour Since Sliced Bread. We designed it for people who were curious.

On this one and a half hour condensed architecture tour, through their connections with technology and culture, you will learn about architectural styles. All arts are an age reflection. When they come from the same era, styles in creations such as architecture, graphic design, fashion design, and pop culture have similar qualities. To help us learn how to identify architectural styles, we will compare architecture with contemporary works from other media.

This includes pop culture, like 80’s fashion shoulder pads, and comic books! As we expand our understanding of architectural styles and history in Chicago, we will look at lots of eye candy. It’s a very interactive and visual tour.

Most of all, we will understand the deeper connections between architectural style and history. And we’ll consider how buildings have been shaped by advances in technology and engineering. This is the basis of an architecture tour in Chicago.

Why is this the best walking tour of architecture since sliced bread? We know it’s absurd to call anything “the best.” But this Chicago architecture walking tour’s fun and creative educational approach makes it unlike any other city architecture tour. You’re not going to get bogged down with dates and names with us, but with new ideas on how to look at architecture we’re going to blow you away.

And for Detours-minded people, the tour is “the best.” This best architectural walking tour attracts locals as well as visitors from Chicago. It will be enjoyed by people who are well versed in art history, as well as by new tour guests looking at art and architecture. You will learn about different styles of architecture by looking at buildings in front of us as well as images and video on shared iPads.

Have you been with the Chicago Architecture Foundation on the architectural boat tour? For the curious who want a deeper understanding of Chicago architecture, this would be your next step.

Our walking tour of architecture goes south of the bridge of Michigan Avenue. This is a path where a lot of people walk but rarely look up. We conclude on Maggie Daley Park’s very new contemporary playground.

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