CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE CRASH COURSE WALKING TOUR OVERVIEW
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 Best Architecture Walking Tour for Design Lovers is a creative tour of Chicago architecture, designed for curious people. You will learn about architectural styles through their connections with technology and pop culture. You’ll look at lots of gorgeous buildings while expanding your understanding of architectural styles and Chicago history, right in the heart of downtown Chicago. Tour starts at the Michigan Avenue Bridge, where the city began, and finishes at the new Maggie Daley Park.
This tour explores a particular concept in architecture. 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. In order to learn how to contextualize and identify architecture, this tour compares buildings with works from other media like these. Your tour guide will also explain how advancements in technology and engineering have shaped building designs.
Why is this the “best” architecture walking tour for design lovers? The fun and creative educational approach makes this unlike any other architecture tour in the city. The tour appeals to people looking for an introduction to Chicago architecture, as well as guests who are well-versed in art history. Book now!
Best Architecture Walking Tour Highlights
-A gold-topped skyscraper
-Jeanne Gang's Aqua Tower
-A monument to modernism
-The new Maggie Daley Park
-Images of art history and pop culture comparisons
Stories and Ideas
-Fort Dearborn and the “simple life”
-The Chicago School of Architecture
-Art Deco and the Roaring ’20s
-The fun shapes of post-modern forms
-Recent trends in city living
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