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Sunday
Feb 19

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Detour: Secrets of the Loop

Uncover secrets hiding in plain sight in Chicago’s iconic buildings. CAF has partnered with Detour to create an “immersive audio walk” of downtown. Access the tour using the Detour app on your smartphone, head to the starting point at The Plaza…

Duration
1 Hour
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The Plaza at 1 South Dearborn

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Duration
1 Hour
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The Plaza at 1 South Dearborn

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

Program

Family-Friendly

Engineering Fest

On February 18 and 19 from 10am to 3pm, celebrate National Engineers Week with our annual Engineering Fest. In 2017, we will explore Chicago's iconic movable bridges with FREE activities for ages 5–12. Join over 1,500 visitors for a weekend full of…

Price
FREE
Date
February 19, 2017
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
FREE
Date
February 19, 2017
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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 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 home to some of the world's earliest skyscrapers and innovations required to make a tall building. On this tour, take a step back in time to the late 19th century to see and experience these world-famous early tall buildings that transformed…

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

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

Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

Oak Park is home to the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Join us on this tour featuring exteriors of a rich selection of Wright-designed structures, Prairie style and Victorian homes.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL

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

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

Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

Oak Park is home to the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Join us on this tour featuring exteriors of a rich selection of Wright-designed structures, Prairie style and Victorian homes.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is home to some of the world's earliest skyscrapers and innovations required to make a tall building. On this tour, take a step back in time to the late 19th century to see and experience these world-famous early tall buildings that transformed…

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.

Program

ArcLight Presents... Architecture Afternoons with CAF

CAF has partnered with ArcLight Cinemas Chicago to bring you an exclusive monthly film series that explores how filmmakers use our city and its architecture to tell extraordinary stories. The selected films will be screened and followed by a discussion…

Price
$14.50 public and CAF members
Date
February 19, 2017
Time
2:00 pm
Meet
ArcLight Chicago, 1500 N. Clybourn Ave.

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Price
$14.50 public and CAF members
Date
February 19, 2017
Time
2:00 pm
Meet
ArcLight Chicago, 1500 N. Clybourn Ave.

Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park

Oak Park is home to the world’s largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Join us on this tour featuring exteriors of a rich selection of Wright-designed structures, Prairie style and Victorian homes.

Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL

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Price
$15 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL

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
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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.