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Today at CAF

Friday
Feb 12

Tour

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
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

Tour

Pedway East: Warm Walk, Cool Architecture

Discover the fascinating “city below the city” used by Chicagoans every day—the Pedway. Get an introduction to the convenience and history of the Pedway system and its unique surprises. Explore in the Pedway from Block 37 to the Radisson Blu Aqua…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Block Thirty Seven Shops, 108 N. State St. at the Guest Services Desk (near the elevator)

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Block Thirty Seven Shops, 108 N. State St. at the Guest Services Desk (near the elevator)

Tour

Historic 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
$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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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

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
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

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
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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

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
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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 12, 2016
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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

Tour

Monadnock Building

Tour the world’s tallest commercial building with load-bearing masonry walls, completed in 1893 by Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root, and learn about the transition from masonry to steel frame skyscrapers. The Monadnock brings together Egyptian…

Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Inside the Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., at the north staircase.

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Price
$15 non-members, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
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Inside the Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., at the north staircase.

Tour

Elevated Architecture: Downtown "L" Train

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
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 non-members, $12 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
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
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

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.

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
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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

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

Food & Architecture: 1893

On this "see and taste" walking tour, you will see what downtown Chicago looked like at the time of the 1893 World's Fair as well as taste new foods that were introduced at the fair. By 1893, Chicago was the second largest city in the country, and hosted…

Price
$30 non-members, $22 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

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