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Tuesday, April 5 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Chicago Architecture Center - Chicago's First Skyscrapers

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Downtown Chicago’s "Loop" is home to some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Get an up-close look at these 19th Century marvels, learn about innovations used to build them, and discover how they transformed Chicago into a center of skyscraper design and engineering. Highlights on this walking tour include Burnham and Root’s Rookery (1888), a transitional building with a Moorish and Romanesque exterior and a stunning interior atrium re-designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; Adler and Sullivan’s Auditorium Building (1889), a masterpiece of acoustical and structural engineering; and Holabird and Roche’s Marquette Building (1895), an outstanding example of the metal frame expression with traditional details and decorations.
Maximum Participants: 40  
Fee: $27
Substantial walking, standing
Location: The tour begins at 410 S Michigan Ave.
Transportation: 10 minutes via CTA bus or 15-20 minutes walking.

Meet the tour wrangler in the Hyatt Regency lobby at 8:30 am to travel together.

Tuesday April 5, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am CDT