Chicago Architecture Audio Walking Tour
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Tour Description: Tall commercial buildings have been a fixture of the Chicago skyline since the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. If you're downtown, you can pretty much look up and be sure that you're looking at a building with a pedigree and a story to tell. By no means an exhuastive list, we have put together a selection of some that we think are not to be missed. From the unusual (Marina City) to the referential (Tribune Tower) to the simply stunning (Jay Pritzger Pavilion), this is a walking tour that will immerse you in history and architecture.
The tour begins by the Chicago River opposite Marina City, on E. Wacker Drive near Wabash.
Tracks on This Tour: 1) Introduction - The Gems of Chicago Tour, 2) Marina City, 3) Direx to Wrigley Building & Tribune Tower , 4) Wrigley Building, 5) Tribune Towner, 6) Direx to Carbide & Carbon Building, 7) Viewing Carbide & Carbon Building, 8) Carbide & Carbon Building Lobby, 9) Direx to Chicago Cultural Center, 10) Chicago Cultural Center, 11) Chicago Cultural Center Lobby, 12) Chicago Cultural Center - Grand Army of the Republic, 13) Direx to Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall, 14) Chicago Cultural Center - Preston Bradley Hall, 15) Direx to J. Pritzker Pavilion, 16) J. Pritzker Pavillion, 17) Direx to Cloud Gate or The Bean, 18) Cloud Gate or The Bean, 19) Direx to Crown Fountain, 20) Crown Fountain, 21) Direx to Palmer House, 22) Palmer House Lobby, 23) Direx to Marquette Building, 24) Marquette Building, 25) Marquette Building Lobby, 26) Direx to Rookery Building, 27) Rookery Building, 28) Rookery Building Lobby, 29) Direx to 190 S. LaSalle, 30) 190 S. LaSalle. 31) 190 S. LaSalle Lobby, 32) Conclusion.