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This live, 45-minute virtual tour on May 26 or 31 with docent Mike McMains describes the influences of the Contemporary style, defines its characteristics and profiles several wonderful buildings from the last 20 years and their amazing architects.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This tour will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email directly from Zoom on the day of the tour with details about how to access and view it.

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Chicago has seen a lot of new construction in the 21st century, and there are several reoccurring themes in the design. Architectural styles are often terms defined by historians looking back on an era, so since we are living in this period today, we will call it Contemporary design.

Progam Speaker: Mike McMains

Mike McMains

Mike McMains has been a CAC docent since 2005. He is certified to lead 10 different CAC tours and has created several others, including Elevated Architecture: Downtown “L” Train, Elevated Architecture: North Side Art and Must-See Chicago. Mike's professional background is in real estate investment management. Chicago has been his home for the last 20 years.

  • CANCELLATION NOTICE: The Contemporary Tour scheduled for 1pm on Sunday, May 31, 2020 is cancelled. Those who registered for this tour will receive further information via email.
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