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Friday
Mar 27

Tour

Historic Downtown (South Loop): Rise of the Skyscraper

Step back in time to the late 1800s and explore how Chicago went from a city devastated by a great fire to a leader in skyscraper engineering and design.

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Elevated Architecture: Chicago's Loop by "L"

Explore Chicago’s amazing architecture from the unique perspective of the elevated trains and station platforms while learning the history of the famous "L" system and how it has shaped the development of the buildings within the Loop.

Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Skyline Vistas by Trolley

Opportunities for great photos at every stop. See Chicago's expansive downtown parks, emerging residential neighborhoods, and commercial developments on this introductory tour of Chicago. Learn how both man and nature impacted the development of the city…

Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
1.75 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
1.75 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Program

Family-Friendly

Open Studio

Visit the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF anytime between 12pm-5pm Wednesday through Friday for a free drop-in session to get a taste of design and interact with our current exhibit. Use your imagination and let LEGO® Inspiration Stations guide your…

Price
Free
Date
March 27, 2015
Time
12:00 pm
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ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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Price
Free
Date
March 27, 2015
Time
12:00 pm
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ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

Tour

Chicago Board of Trade Building

The Chicago Board of Trade is a Loop icon that anchors the LaSalle St. financial corridor. Visit the three buildings that comprise the Board of Trade and showcase three distinct architectural styles. We will also see newly renovated spaces, historic photos…

Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
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Inside building lobby at 141 W. Jackson Blvd. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.

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Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
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Inside building lobby at 141 W. Jackson Blvd. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Tour

Inland Steel Building

As the first skyscraper built within the Loop after World War II, the Inland Steel Building became an instant symbol of Chicago’s prominence as a modern American city in the 20th century. Explore the exterior and interior of this iconic modern masterpiece…

Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
0.75 Hour
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Inside the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe St.

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Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
0.75 Hour
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Inside the lobby of the Inland Steel Building, 30 W. Monroe St.

Tour

Modern Skyscrapers (1950s-Present)

In the years following World War II, Chicago established itself as a world capital of Modern architecture. On this tour we examine many of the buildings that helped earn Chicago this reputation, from the elegant minimalism of Mies van der Rohe’s Federal…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Riverfront Deco: A Walking & Trolley Tour

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. As the city's central business district expanded to, and across, the Chicago River, sumptuous Art Deco office…

Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $30, Members- $22
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Must-See Chicago

Must-See Chicago is a fast-paced, 90-minute tour introducing Chicago and many of its most famous buildings, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Sears (Willis) Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre and John Hancock Center. As you explore downtown…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- $12
Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Historic Downtown (North Loop): Treasures of Culture and Commerce

Learn about the great late 19th— and early 20th—century architectural landmarks of Michigan Ave. and State St., ranging from museums to department stores, skyscrapers to concert halls, including the Reliance Building, the Sullivan Center and the Chicago…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Chicago Old and New: Intersections

Explore Chicago architecture from the 1870s to the present while examining the intersections of streets, styles and cultures of our history. We’ll view many different architectural styles and examine how they have become essential elements of Chicago’s…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Spanish Language: Historic and Modern Skyscrapers

Este tour en español incluye rascacielos históricos y modernos. Seguiremos la historia de los “edificios altos”, partiendo de modelos del siglo XIX hasta llegar a los rascacielos contemporáneos. Descubriremos distintos estilos arquitectónicos…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Skyscraper Walk Through Time

Chicago is known for building some of the world’s first skyscrapers, but how have their designs and technologies changed over time? Explore everything from classic buildings to super-tall highrises to discover how each one is representative of major…

Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
Adults- $15, Members- Free
Duration
1 Hour
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Self Guided Audio Tour: French

Si vous n’avez pas le temps de suivre un tour conduit par un de nos guides, vous pouvez louer un guide-audio pour une visite en français. Il y a deux visites par guide-audio en francais: “ Les Gratte-ciel Historiques – 1885-1934” et “les Gratte-ciel…

Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Self Guided Audio Tour: German

Können Sie nicht persönlich an einer unserer Touren teilnehmen? Dann buchen Sie eine Hörführung in Ihrer Muttersprache! Wir bieten zwei Touren auf Deutsch an – die Entstehung des Wolkenkratzers (Historische Wolkenkratzer) und Moderne Wolkenkratzer…

Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Self Guided Audio Tour: Japanese

Can't join us for a tour? Then rent an audio device in your native language! Two tours are available in Japanese- Historic Downtown and Modern Skyscrapers (1950's-present). Pick-up the personal listening device anytime on the day you have reserved…

Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
10 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 9:00am! Your device can be picked up anytime before 4:00pm on the date you reserve. The device must be returned on the same day.

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Price
Adults- $20, Members- Free
Duration
10 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 9:00am! Your device can be picked up anytime before 4:00pm on the date you reserve. The device must be returned on the same day.

Tour

Self Guided Audio Tour: Spanish

Por favor, no se preocupe del horario que dice que debe recogerlo a las 9 de la mañana. Lo puede recoger a cualquier hora antes de las 16 hs del día reservado. Debe devolver el aparato el mismo día.

Duration
10 Hours

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Duration
10 Hours