ARCHITECTURE OF MONEY AND POWER TOUR DETAILS
Architecture on this financial district walking tour will range from sleek Art Deco to glittering Postmodern, with buildings constructed from the late 1800’s to the present day. We’ll consider the roots of why bank buildings often look like temples. Architectural eye candy includes ornate carved stone details and massive murals. Buildings visited include the Chicago Board of Trade, The Rookery, Union League Club, the Federal Center, the Field Building and more.
We also venture to the “back door” of the Board of Trade. Here a time-warp exists in the middle of downtown Chicago, with historic bars, an old school pizza joint, a pawn shop, and the rickety tracks of the ‘L’ train.
In keeping with Chicago Detours’ mission to explore stories and places locals don’t know, this tour will either tell lesser-known stories behind famous buildings or take guests into buildings they might not normally notice right in the heart of the financial district.