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Tour the world’s tallest commercial building with load-bearing masonry walls and learn about the transition from masonry to steel frame skyscrapers.

0.75 Hour
Inside Monadnock building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd.

Completed in 1893, the Monadnock brings together Egyptian inspiration, soaring brick profiles and the best of Chicago School, creating balanced and elegant aesthetic beauty. We'll discuss the functional challenges Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root faced when designing a very tall building with no structural steel skeleton. The tour also highlights the meticulous restoration of this Chicago landmark.

  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

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