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Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of Chicago’s most popular building materials: concrete! We’ll stop at several architecturally significant Brutalist buildings and go on an exclusive Ozinga concrete plant tour.

4 Hours
$55 public (includes CAC admission)
$47 CAC members
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.
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Since the 1960s, many of Chicago's most famous buildings have been built with concrete. Learn about the history and environmental impacts of concrete in Chicago and discover how the material is increasingly being used to build many of the world’s tallest buildings and Chicago’s newest structures. Highlights include Hilliard Towers Apartments on the Near South Side; the Contemporaine Condominiums in River North; and a one-hour stop at Ozinga's riverside concrete plant, where you’ll get to learn how concrete is made and view work being done in a concrete research laboratory.


From March to November, the CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout the Chicago area and save up to 35% when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$55 public (includes CAC admission) / $47 members
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
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  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center on the day of the event. View the CAC's hours.
  • Discounted tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
  • This tour is not available for private or group bookings. Browse tours available for groups.

Upcoming Concrete Chicago Tours

Saturday May 16

  • 10:00am Sold Out