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The newly expanded Chicago City Model Experience features more than 4,000 buildings and interactive elements that help visitors interpret and understand the city. Come learn how the model was made and hear stories about the work behind the upgrades.

$12 public
Free for CAC members*
Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

At this talk, Columbian Model & Exhibition Works Owner Cathy Tinker will detail the lengthy process her team went through to disassemble, transport and reassemble the Model. She'll also share how the 3,000 new buildings were fabricated, with the help of satellite images, extensive research and sophisticated 3D printing technology.

AIA/CES Credit: 1 LU

  • Although this event is free for CAC members, advance registration is required.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone 312.922.3432 or in-person at the CAC Box Office at 111 E. Wacker Dr.