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Jul 25

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Family-Friendly

Summer Camp: Catwalk Playlist

Design isn't just about architecture—it's a part of the fashion and music worlds, too! Campers ages 11-14 will explore how fashion, music and architecture share ideas and change throughout the decades. We'll tour the Loop, meet design professionals…

Price
$450 public, $380 CAF members
Date
July 25, 2016
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$450 public, $380 CAF members
Date
July 25, 2016
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 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 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAF has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Discover five fascinating communities from the seats of an open-top bus, and get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history of Greektown, Little…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

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Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

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

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 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAF has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Discover five fascinating communities from the seats of an open-top bus, and get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history of Greektown, Little…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

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Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

John Hancock Building

Completed in 1970, the Hancock Center dominates the skyline at the north end of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Its series of stacked Xs are immediately recognizable, making the Hancock one of the most well-known profiles in the city. While on this 45 minute…

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
875 N. Michigan Ave., just inside the lower level lobby that is accessed via the sunken plaza.

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
875 N. Michigan Ave., just inside the lower level lobby that is accessed via the sunken plaza.

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 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

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

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Learn More Off Sale

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