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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 a city devastated by fire into a center of skyscraper design and engineering.

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$20 public
FREE for CAF members
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Highlights of this walking tour include: Burnham and Root's Rookery (1888), with its Moorish and Romanesque exterior and its interior atrium redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright; Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium Building (1889), a masterpiece of acoustical and structural engineering; Holabird and Roche's Marquette Building (1895), an outstanding example of Chicago commercial building design; and Holabird and Root's Chicago Board of Trade Building (1930), a glamorous Art Deco skyscraper.

Upcoming Historic Skyscrapers Tours