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Visit projects that are redefining our city on the 11th annual Emerging Chicago bus tour. This year we’ll visit rapidly changing spaces along the Chicago River on bus and on foot.

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

During this tour we’ll view the Merchandise Mart's rehabbed main lobby and three new skyscrapers along the Chicago River: 150 N. Riverside, an engineering marvel squeezed between railroad tracks; Wolf Point West, the first development on the western end of the river’s main stem; and River Point, which has incredible views of the riverfront from its eastern plaza. We’ll walk several blocks during the tour to get better view and see how unique landscaping is incorporated around each building.

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