1. United States
  2. Illinois
  3. Chicago
  4. Grant Park

Chicago: Best Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers

Product ID: 61930
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Enjoy a fun and creative Chicago architecture walking tour that puts architecture in context of the arts and pop culture.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Highlights
  • Benefit from a fun and creative educational approach of this Chicago architecture walking tour
  • Learn how the advancements in technology and engineering have shaped buildings
  • Enjoy a tour that puts architecture in context of the arts and pop culture
Full 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? This tour is a creative tour of Chicago architecture, designed for curious people. You will learn about architectural styles through their connections with technology and culture, including pop culture. You look at lots of eye candy while expanding our understanding of architectural styles and Chicago history. It’s a very visual and interactive tour.

All arts are a reflection of an age. Styles in creations like architecture, graphic design, fashion design and pop culture have similar qualities when they come from the same era. You will compare architecture with contemporaneous works other media to help you learn how to identify architectural styles and most all all, to understand their deeper connections with history. You will also consider how the advancements in technology and engineering have shaped buildings.

Why is this the “best” architecture walking tour since sliced bread? The fun and creative educational approach of this Chicago architecture walking tour makes it unlike any other architecture tour in the city. The tour appeals to both Chicago locals and visitors. People well-versed in art history will enjoy it, as well as tour guests new to looking at art and architecture.

You will learn about various architectural styles, both by looking at buildings in front of you and at images and video on shared iPads. This architecture walking tour goes south of the Michigan Avenue bridge. This is a route where many people walk but rarely look up. You conclude at the very new urban playground of Maggie Daley Park.
Includes
  • Shared iPads with historic photos and video clips
  • Tour guide
  • Special gifts

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Meeting point

The Fannie May Candy Store at 343 N Michigan Ave - located at south-east corner of the Michigan Ave and Wacker Dr. intersection.

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Walking distance: 0.5 mile