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Today at CAF

Wednesday
Feb 10

Tour

Chicago Masterworks, Connecting Old and New

Chicago Masterworks offers a lively overview of Chicago architecture in context, exploring iconic buildings from the 1870s to the present. We’ll encounter a variety of architectural styles, connect older structures to new additions to the city’s skyline…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Trump International Hotel & Tower

Completed in 2009, Chicago’s Trump Tower is the second-tallest building in the city. View the building, its plaza and river walk as you learn about its unique architecture and engineering. See why Trump Tower is one of the most highly rated hotels in…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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The east entrance to Trump Tower, found by approaching Trump Tower from Michigan Ave., and proceeding west through the plaza between the two parts of the Wrigley Building.

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$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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The east entrance to Trump Tower, found by approaching Trump Tower from Michigan Ave., and proceeding west through the plaza between the two parts of the Wrigley Building.

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Chicago Modern

Iconic modern and contemporary skyscrapers, as well as works by world-renowned artists, are featured on this 90-minute walking tour. Chicago was at the forefront of Modernism, the style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th century…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Program

Open Studio

Visit the ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF for a free drop-in session to get a taste of design and interact with our current exhibit. The Design Studio is a busy space, so don’t forget to call in advance for today’s Open Studio hours.

Price
Free
Date
February 10, 2016
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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Price
Free
Date
February 10, 2016
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
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
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
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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$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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Inside building lobby at 141 W. Jackson Blvd. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Tour

Monroe Building and Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Come discover the Monroe Building—Chicago's architectural gem hidden in plain sight! See its gorgeous façade and amazing Rookwood tiled lobby—both lovingly restored to their 1912 splendor, along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Please…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave., opposite the elevators

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$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave., opposite the elevators

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is more than just the birthplace of the skyscraper—it’s also where most innovations in skyscraper design originated. On this tour, take a step back in time to the late 1800s, to hear stories behind the city’s world-famous early tall buildings…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: Downtown

Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. See how the style enriches the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of the city's most beautiful skyscrapers…

Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Tiffany Treasures

Visit four of Chicago’s most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations, each designed and crafted by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. Included are a vault, a rotunda, several domes and light fixtures in four landmark buildings of the late-19th…

Price
$40 non-members, $20 CAF members, FREE for members of AIC and CAF
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. Tour ends at Macy’s.

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Price
$40 non-members, $20 CAF members, FREE for members of AIC and CAF
Duration
2 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. Tour ends at Macy’s.

Tour

Evolution of the Skyscraper

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
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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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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1.5 Hours
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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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

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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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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.