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Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour


Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour

For this architecture walking tour, you’ll step inside magnificent lobbies, corridors, and the underground Pedway system for an in-depth, personal approach to a Chicago architecture walking tour downtown.

The Loop Interior Architecture Walking Tour takes you on a creative route that weaves through buildings and secret short-cuts. 95% of the tour takes place inside, making it great for any kind of weather.

Tour guests share iPads with archival images of maps, historic photos and documentary video clips while the tour guide shares stories of Chicago history. Our fun and passionate tour guides are highly trained professionals with degrees in architecture, design, art history and history. They know how to connect with a group, spark imaginations, and communicate new concepts in relating to architecture.

Looking at the outside of buildings, such as with architectural boat tours, can be a great first step in engaging with Chicago architecture. For the next level of connection with Chicago architecture, go inside of the buildings. You will appreciate Chicago architecture from new perspectives. From the interiors, you can truly experience architectural space rather than from the more isolated perspective of a downtown sidewalk. Interior Architecture Walking and Pedway Tour Highlights

Church in a Skyscraper with Stained Glass Windows

The “Chicago Picasso” Sculpture

Chicago Underground Pedway System

The Contemporary Block 37 Development

Marshall Field’s Department Store

Sparkling Tiffany Mosaics

Chicago Cultural Center

Stories and Ideas

How to read Chicago architecture to understand history

Stories of corruption and generosity

Why the “El” is elevated

Design psychology behind interior space

A surprising history of shopping

Religion and social diversity


Engaging tour guide commentary

Shared use of iPads with video & photos

Professionally printed Chicago Pedway Map

Special Chicago gifts

Link to meeting point map   

MEETING POINT  -  Walking Tour starts inside the Marquette Building at 140 S. Dearborn.   Walk Straight through the lobby and continue straight to the back of the exhibit space to find your tour guide. Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance for check-in. Tour ends inside the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. PARKING - If you are driving, Chicago Detours offers our guests a special discounted rate for parking at the Grant Park North Garage, accessible from Michigan Avenue at Randolph Street. Rate is $15 ($38 value), valid up to 12 hours. Upon check-in for the tour, ask the tour guide for a voucher for the discounted rate. This is four blocks from the tour meeting point, and right at the tour end location. 

Walking Distance: 0.5 miles

Duration: 2 hours

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