in 300 N. State Street, The Loop, Chicago

Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

300 N. State Street, The Loop, Chicago

24.70 USD

1 - 6

1 hr 45 mins

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  • Chicago is recognized as a leader in Modern architecture, a style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th Century. View iconic Modern skyscrapers during this walking tour. On this tour, you'll encounter famous skyscrapers by Modernism pioneers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg and Harry Weese. We will also enjoy superb views of Chicago’s riverfront. Highlights include Marina City, the Daley Center and the IBM Building.

    Note: Ticket price includes admission to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour.

  • Around:
    • 300 N. State Street
    • The Loop
    • Chicago
  • Pickup: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

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Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 1 hr 45 mins

  • Price per person: $24.70
  • Size: 1 - 6 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English

  • Walking tour of Chicago's modern and postmodern architecture.
    Narration by a professional and certified guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    Storage for luggage or strollers.
    Coat check

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Chicago Walking Tour: Modern Architecture

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Stop At: Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-3713

Your tour begins at the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Visit the CAC to view a 4,000-building scale model of Chicago or shop in the award-winning store.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Chicago River, Chicago, IL

Enjoy superb views of Chicago’s riverfront.

Stop At: Marina City, 300 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5414

Highlights include Marina City, a mixed-use residential-commercial building designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg, envisioned as an urban experiment designed to draw middle-class Chicagoans back to the city after more than a decade of suburban migration.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Daley Center, 48 W Washington St Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL 60602

Marvel at Richard J. Daley Center, one of the first buildings to be covered in an unpainted steel called Cor-Ten. Only 16 steel columns support the building, and Despite having only 31 floors, Daley Center reaches the height of a typical 50- to 60-story building: 648 feet, or nearly 200 meters.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
The Chicago Architecture Center or CAC (formerly the Chicago Architecture Foundation, CAF) is at the south end of the Magnificent Mile near the intersection of Michigan and Wacker..
Tour Guides are trained and certified by the CAC. As volunteers, they are exceptionally motivated, enthusiastic, and capable interpreters of Chicago's world-class architectural legacy. CAC tours are the real deal - narrated, but not scripted, led by Chicago enthusiasts.
Not recommended for young children.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Service animals allowed.
Near public transportation.
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Face masks provided for travelers.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


4.8 stars, based on 11 reviews
judy kirk
judy kirk

A challenge during Covid 19 restrictions, the tour guide found good ways to share her excellent information and make us comfortable.

Betsy D
Betsy D

Despite the cold weather, our docent provided a fascinating tour of modern architecture in the Loop. He was knowledgeable and entertaining, so we hardly felt the cold at all! Great choice.

Stefan John W
Stefan John W

Informative --creative-- exciting -- challenging--wonderful Tour guide!!!!!'

Cheryl P
Cheryl P

A great tour, at a reasonable price. Our guide, Ollie, was very knowledgeable, fun and interesting.

Emily W
Emily W

I ended being the only person who booked on this windy, rainy day. Had a wonderful private tour with docent Joseph. He was interesting, funny and informative and I loved the tour!

Matthew t
Matthew t

Well organised tour with a highly knowledgeable and informative guide

Stephanie C
Stephanie C

This tour was amazing!

Michael H
Michael H

This tour was organised through the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the guides are volunteers so some are better than others. We found it extremely interesting but you would need an interest in architecture to enjoy this tour.

Michael B
Michael B

A must do! While we had admired many of the buildings we saw on the tour having the history of the Art Deco movement and the buildings explained was worth the cost. The tour guides are passionate about their subjects.

Ann U
Ann U

Being a native, I've seen all of these building before. I think anyone from out of town would be more impressed. Due to logistics, we weren't able to get close to these buildings, and there was quite a bit of repetition between the historic skyscraper tour and this one.

Very interesting! Need to be in good shape, you walk at a pretty fast clip.
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