Explore Chicago's most impressive architecture and its most storied buildings during this two-hour walking tour inside the Loop. You'll hear the stories of the colorful characters that brought this city to world prominence, marvel at the golden Palmer House Peacock Doors and the largest Tiffany Glass Dome in the world.
Your morning starts at the Monadnock Building. With a base six feet thick, and tapering as it goes up, this engineering marvel is the tallest load-bearing brick building ever constructed. In fact, it's two buildings in one. That's just one of so many innovations in skyscraper design that you'll learn about on your tour of The Loop.
As you stroll through the financial district with your local guide, you’ll revel in Chicago’s imposing Art Deco architecture, designed to make you look up. Towering above you, atop the magnificent Board of Trade Building you’ll see the three-storey statue of Ceres, the Greek goddess of corn and wheat looming over the Chicago skyline.
Then, it’s on to the Rookery where you’ll enter a breathtaking lobby designed by a young Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout the tour you’ll be astounded by the details you'll discover behind doors you would never have opened on your own - like secret glass mosaics.
- Monadnock Building
- Chicago Board of Trade Building (interior)
- Federal Reserve Building
- Rookery Building (interior)
- Marquette Building (interior)
- Inland Steel
- Palmer House (interior)
- Carson Pirie Scott
- Marshall Field and Company (interior)
- Chicago Cultural Center (interior)