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Tour the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the business boom of the Roaring '20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Price
$26 public
Free for CAC members
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Discover the origins of Art Deco while admiring buildings like the Carbide and Carbon Building (now the St. Jane Hotel), the Chicago Motor Club Building (now the Hampton Inn) and the colorful, but often overlooked, Trustees System Service Building (now the Century Tower)—all of which are designated Chicago landmarks. This tour ends at the Merchandise Mart.

Upcoming Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Riverfront Tours