Architecture in Chicago

Chicago architecture has not only created a fantastic skyline of remarkable skyscrapers, but has been an influence for American architecture for their creativity and range of styles. The Great Chicago Fire destroyed much of the old architecture, but what does remain and what has been constructed since is truly remarkable. The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a great place to get information and embark on walking, biking, bus, and boat tours of the city's best architectural landmarks. The most well known tour, and arguably the best, is the Architecture River Cruise. If you do not have time to take a tour, check out some the best architectural landmarks, which include, Water Tower at the head of the Magnificent Mile, one of the few buildings that survived the Chicago Fire of 1871. Further down the Mag Mile is the Wrigley Building, standing as an elegant and prominent structure on the Chicago River. To escape the noisy activity on the Mag Mile, drop into the stunning St. James Cathedral, the oldest Episcopal Church in the city. On a larger scale, visit the Merchandise Mart, standing as the largest commercial building in the world. The Harold Washington Library, the largest public library in the world, is definitely worth a visit for its massive size, detail, and its' beautiful winter garden. It is also necessary to visit the Robie House and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, works by the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. For more noteworthy American design, take a tour of the Glessner House Museum.

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Chicago Architecture Foundation

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224 S Michigan Ave
Departing from the Chicago ArchiCenter

Museum Honoring The City's Architecture... read more

Architecture River Cruise

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333 North Michigan Avenue
Southwest corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge at Chicago River, river level.

Fun and informative river cruise... read more

Water Tower Place

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835 N. Michigan Ave
Between Pearson and Chestnut Sts

Multi-Level Shopping on Michigan Avenue... read more

Wrigley Building

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410 North Michigan Avenue

One of the most famous Chicago buildings... read more

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St. James Cathedral

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65 East Huron Street

Pre-Fire cathedral... read more

The Merchandise Mart

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222 Merchandise Mart Plaza

Specialty Stores in Art Deco Building... read more

Robie House

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5757 S. Woodlawn Ave
At 58th St

Architectural Landmark... read more

Glessner House Museum

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1800 South Prairie Avenue

Architectural Landmark... read more

Chicago Public Library/Harold Washington Library Center

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400 S. State St

Huge City Library... read more

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

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951 Chicago Ave

Glimpse of the Famous Architect... read more
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