Chicago is world-famous for its architecture. Many important architects have left their mark on the city. If you think about it, architecture is the only art that touches all of us every single day…and no other art so vividly expresses what Chicago is about. In Chicago’s densely packed Loop we will explore many eras and styles of architectural construction and design. From the very first skyscrapers in the world to the tallest skyscraper in Chicago, we will see superior examples of 19th and 20th century urban architecture.
From earliest prairie frontier structures to the computer-aided designs of today, when it comes to architecture, Chicago has it all. The fastest growing city in the world in the 19th century was fertile ground for architectural innovation, particularly the skyscraper. We will experience the grand sweep of history on this architecture-packed walking tour of Chicago’s historic downtown.