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Friday
Dec 09

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
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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 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

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
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
0.75 Hour
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Inside the Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., at the north staircase.

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Price
$15 public, 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 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
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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 or check dates below for today’s Open Studio…

Price
Free
Date
December 9, 2016
Time
1:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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Price
Free
Date
December 9, 2016
Time
1:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue

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
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CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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

Tour

Holiday Lights, City Lights

See downtown Chicago's beautiful city lights at night and see the holiday lights on Michigan Ave. aboard a heated trolley. The tour includes two stops with views of the city and holiday lights. Learn how both man and nature impacted the development of…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.75 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…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

Tour

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…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

Tour

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
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. 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.

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Please disregard the tour time of 4:30pm! Your device can be picked up anytime between 9am—4:30pm on the date you reserve at the CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave. The device must be returned on the same day.

Tour

Holiday Lights, City Lights

See downtown Chicago's beautiful city lights at night and see the holiday lights on Michigan Ave. aboard a heated trolley. The tour includes two stops with views of the city and holiday lights. Learn how both man and nature impacted the development of…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.