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Discover the City of Century Chicago

Discover the City of Century Chicago

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Chicago continues to amaze and inspire. I am a designer, storyteller and seasoned tour guide with the premier non-­profit cultural organization, leading several tours monthly. If you enjoy history and design in our built environment, I'm your host to "bring history to life."
Joann
Joann
Joann
Joann

What we’ll do

This guided sketch walk focuses on the design and ornamentation of architect Louis H. Sullivan, Chicago's "father of skyscrapers." The buildings and fragments we'll visit provide an opportunity to take a closer look at Sullivan's ornamental designs that combine the organic and the geometric. Architecture history will add context and background while we're filling our sketchbooks with Sullivan's…

What else you should know

If you're interested in the rise of late 19th century skyscrapers and how this impacted Chicago's explosive growth, then this walking tour is for you.

What to bring

Curiosity
Comfortable walking shoes

Where you'll be

We will be walking the Loop of Chicago, beginning at the Art Institute of Chicago; south on Michigan Avenue to Congress; west into the Loop, north on Dearborn, east on Adams, returning to Art Institute of Chicago location. Focusing on post 1871 Great Fire rebuild to turn of 20th century. Highlights: Auditorium Building, Fisher Building, Monadnock, Marquette, and Rookery buildings. Approx 2 mile/3.2 km walk; access to coffee shops and washrooms.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend. You must be comfortable walking in downtown Chicago, and standing. There is limited handicap accessibility.

More tips

If you're interested in the rise of late 19th century skyscrapers and how this impacted Chicago's explosive growth, then this walking tour is for you.
Joann
Discover the City of Century Chicago
New experience
₹1,844 / person
New experience
₹1,844 / person