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Thursday
Dec 08

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Union Station: Icon of a Great Age

Union Station is seen every day by thousands of commuters—and yet, not really seen! Slow down and take in the gorgeous details of this historic landmark, including the stunning Great Hall, which was recently restored to its original 1925 glory.

Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
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500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
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500 W. Jackson Blvd. between Canal and Clinton

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Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street. The 40 years between 1890 and 1930 saw the creation of some of Chicago’s the most memorable buildings, many of which are featured on this tour.

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
2 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
2 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Riverfront

Tour the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the business boom of the Roaring '20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Rookery Building

Explore the interior and exterior of one of Chicago’s most famous and beloved historic buildings: The Rookery by Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root.

Price
$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
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209 S. LaSalle St. at the grand staircase

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$30 Public, $10 Basic Members, Free for Deco Members and above
Duration
1 Hour
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209 S. LaSalle St. at the grand staircase

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Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time

Want a quick introduction to Chicago’s magnificent architecture? This 90-minute tour takes a comprehensive look at the city’s architectural history by viewing buildings in chronological order, from early skyscrapers to new supertall high rises.

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Hotel Boom: Making Old New Again

Chicago’s growth as a favorite travel destination has fueled a surge in the creative repurposing of historic skyscrapers into chic new hotels. Learn how and why a former motor club, insurance company and bank have undergone this change

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Mid-Century Modern Skyscrapers

Looking for iconic Mid-Century Modern architecture? What better place than Chicago with its triumvirate of modern architects (Mies van der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg and SOM) and a city ready and willing to accept them. Find out what set these buildings…

Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$30 Public, Free for Members
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.