What you'll do
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 Ave 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.
Alex And Ellen
Alex and Ellen are tour guides for Chicago Detours, a tour company for curious people. Chicago Detours has been sharing stories and places locals don't even know through guided tours of interior architecture, historic bars, and Chicago neighborhoods since 2010. Alex has an M.A. from the University of Chicago in Cinema History and also works as a humanities instructor at the City Colleges of Chicago. He's a father of two, a book addict, and loves sharing this city’s busy past and unique architectural spaces as a Chicago Detours tour guide. Ellen loves being an urban explorer and uncovering its hidden places. She has an MA in Public History from Loyola University Chicago, and has worked as a museum educator and kindergarten teacher. She's passionate about learning new things and educating others.
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Where you'll be
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.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
Lasts 1.5 hours. Half-mile walking distance. Walking tour ends at the playground of Maggie Daley Park.
Architecture Tour for Design Lovers
£23 / person
£23 / person