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On the 11th-annual Emerging Chicago bus tour, visit projects that are redefining our city. Explore rapidly-changing spaces along the Chicago River, from the rehabbed main lobby of the Merchandise Mart to three new skyscrapers on the river.

4 Hours
$50 public
$42 CAF members
Lecture Hall @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

As we visit riverfront sites, we'll walk several blocks to see how each building project incorporates unique landscaping. In addition to the Merchandise Mart, we'll visit three riverfront skyscrapers. 150 N. Riverside is an engineering marvel squeezed between rail tracks leading to Union Station, Wolf Point West is the first development at the western end of the River's main stem and River Point's eastern-facing plaza has incredible views of the riverfront.

Get on the bus!

From March to November, CAF is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 40% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$50 public / $42 members
Buy two tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 3 or 4 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 5 or more tickets to multiple tours and save 40% on the public price
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Upcoming Emerging Chicago Tours