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While touring the Railway Exchange building it's easy to imagine Chicago soon after the turn of the 20th century, when this glistening white skyscraper was a dramatic addition to the skyline.

0.75 Hour
224 S. Michigan Ave.

Completed in 1904, the building has been called "a steel structured building dressed up in classical robes." On this tour, we'll take in the sumptuous light court, beautiful glazed terra cotta details and breathtaking grand staircase. We'll take a trip to the top floor too, where you'll see the building's round, six-foot diameter windows up close. Daniel Burnham produced the 1909 Plan of Chicago in this building and its architectural legacy continues today, with several architecture firms housed inside.


Upcoming Railway Exchange Building Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email