1.5 hours – 0.5 miles
1.5 hours – 0.5 miles
What does Michael Jackson’s Thriller have to do with the design of a post-modern skyscraper? Or Andy Warhol’s soup cans with modernism? The Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers is a creative tour of Chicago architecture. We designed it for curious people.
On this condensed architecture tour of an hour and a half, you will learn about architectural styles through their connections with technology and culture. All arts are a reflection of an age. Styles in creations like architecture, graphic design, fashion design and pop culture have similar qualities when they come from the same era. This walking tour compares architecture with contemporaneous works in other media to help us learn how to identify architectural styles.
These other works can include fashion, like shoulder pads of the eighties, as well as objects of pop culture, like the comic books of the fifties! We’ll look at lots of eye candy while expanding our understanding of architectural styles and Chicago history. It’s a very visual and interactive tour.
Most of all, we’ll understand architectural style’s deeper connections with history. And we’ll consider how the advancements in technology and engineering have shaped buildings. This is the foundation of a Chicago architecture tour.
The fun and creative educational approach of this Chicago architecture walking tour makes it unlike any other architecture tour in the city. You won’t be bogged down with dates and names with us, but we do hope to introduce you to new ideas on how to look at architecture.
And the tour is “the best” for Detours-minded folks. This best architectural walking tour appeals to both Chicago locals and visitors. People well-versed in art history will enjoy it, as well as tour guests new to looking at art and architecture. You will learn about various architectural styles, both by looking at buildings in front of us and at images and video on shared iPads.
Have you been on the architectural boat tour, perhaps with the Chicago Architecture Foundation? This would be your next step for curious folks who want a deeper understanding of Chicago architecture.
Our architecture walking tour goes south of the Michigan Avenue bridge. This is a route where many people walk but rarely look up. We conclude at the very new contemporary playground of Maggie Daley Park.
With so many architecture tours to choose from, how do you know you aren’t going to get a volunteer tour docent rambling dates, names and minutia? Come on a tour with Chicago Detours and our fun, passionate, and highly trained tour guides. We have a solid five stars on Yelp and TripAdvisor.
$22 adults, $12 children under 18, FREE for children under 5.
We hope you can join us!
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