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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 Cultural Center. Highlights include interiors of dazzling beauty and startling originality.

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

After the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Chicago was determined to become a great cultural—as well as commercial—metropolis, and this tour is a testament to that era's ambitions. See buildings by Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, Holabird and Roche and other noted architects. Hear about the city's architectural gems and the men and women who inspired them. The tour also touches on Millennium Park, Chicago's exciting 21st century design that's at once park, outdoor gallery, garden and music venue.

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