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Get an up-close look at some of the world's earliest skyscrapers on the express version of our classic tour.

1 Hour
$30 public
$10 CAC members
410 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago is home to some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers. Guests will learn about these 19th Century marvels and the innovations used to build them, and discover how they transformed Chicago into a center of skyscraper design and engineering.

Highlights on this walking tour include Burnham and Root’s Rookery (1888), a transitional building with a Moorish and Romanesque exterior and a stunning interior atrium re-designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; Adler and Sullivan’s Auditorium Building (1889), a masterpiece of acoustical and structural engineering; and Holabird and Roche’s Marquette Building (1895), an outstanding example of the metal frame expression with traditional details and decorations.

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