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From journal Four Days of Chicago Delights
April 12, 2005
From journal Sweet Home, Chicago
July 10, 2001
We have taken three different tours over the years and the Historic Skyscraper tour is my favorite. Chicago is somewhat unique in that the entire city burnt to the ground at the exact time when technology about steel frame buildings and modern elevators was developed. The result was that young architects came to the city to rebuild and competed among themselves for commissions. Buildings started to go higher because of these factors and before long there was a new kind of architecture born called the skyscraper.
The tour takes you around the loop area and points out the many wonderful buildings built from the 1880s through the 1920s. My favorite building of the tour was the interior of the Rookery building and the exterior of the Santa Fe Building. This is a great way to get aquatinted with the city and is my favorite activity when visiting Chicago. Tours run about $10 for the walking versions. Here is a link for more information. www.architecture.org
From journal Chicago "Rules"
May 6, 2001
I have been on this walking tour twice and plan to take the river boat to get acquainted with this majestic city. The guides are enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. They can provide all sorts of good tips as to where to eat and what other things to do so plan on taking the tour early in your trip
From journal Big Chicago
January 28, 2001
For the new Chicago Explorer, I'd like to recommend the following:
1.) The loop walking tours- which covers two eras
(A) Historic skyscrapers- 1870-1935
(B) Modern skyscrapers-postWW11
Tours are Sunday through Friday at 10a.m., and Saturdays
are 10a.m. or 2:30p.m. Tours are $ 10.00 each or $ 15.00
2.) Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ( 951 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park) The home and studio tour is $ 8.00. It would
be a shame to miss the historic district tour in Oak
Park that is also $ 8.00. You can get a combo-ticket for
both at a reduced rate of $ 14.00 for both. From March
until October, the tours are on Sundays. Are you staying
downtown, and don't know how to get to Oak Park? Don't
worry, you can catch a bus for this tour from the Michi-
gan Ave. address for CAF above.
3.) Architecture Highlights by bus- this is a 3 hour tour
that covers several historic neighborhoods such as Hyde
Park,The University, and the Loop. Leaves from the CAF
building on Michigan ave. at a cost of $ 25.00
From journal Fun Tours in Chicago: A helping hand