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In the years following World War II, Chicago established itself as a world capital of Modern architecture. On this tour we examine many of the buildings that helped earn Chicago this reputation, from the elegant minimalism of Mies van der Rohe’s Federal Center to the brawny expressiveness of the Richard J. Daley Center.

2 Hours
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

We will also look at the "second wave" of Modernism with notable architects such as Helmut Jahn and the rise of Postmodernism, as evidenced by structures like Philip Johnson's 190 S. LaSalle. Modernism is flowering once again in Chicago, and we'll look at contemporary examples like Trump Tower, the Art Institute's Modern Wing, and the tower at One S. Dearborn.

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