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Marvel at the original marble, mahogany doors and decorative wrought iron found throughout the two lobbies and uppermost floors of this 1895 building, designed by John Wellborn Root and Charles Atwood.

0.75 Hour
$20 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC members
Main Lobby, 1 W. Washington St. entrance

The Reliance Building is a great example of Chicago School tripartite design, yet its glass curtain wall foreshadowed the International Style that developed in the three decades following its completion. We will examine the building's delightful details, which include some original materials among replicas installed during a state-of-the-art, award-winning restoration in 1999.

  • 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.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.

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