Modern Skyscrapers Tour

DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010





Modern Skyscrapers



Chicago Architecture Foundation


Saturday, October 9 at 1:00pm
Meet: CAF Shop & Tour Center
224 S. Michigan Ave. 

In the years following World War II, Chicago established itself as a world capital of Modern architecture. On this tour we examine many of the buildings that helped earn Chicago this reputation, from the elegant minimalism of Mies van der Rohe’s Federal Center to the brawny expressiveness of the Richard J. Daley Center. We also look at the “second wave” of Modernism with notable architects such as Helmut Jahn, and the rise of Postmodernism, as evidenced by structures like Philip Johnson’s 190 South LaSalle. Modernism is flowering once again in Chicago, and we’ll look at contemporary examples like Trump Tower, the Art Institute’s Modern Wing, and the recently completed tower at One South Dearborn.

Walk up tickets available at the tour departure point
(check in 15 – 20 minutes early) or online.

$15 person; $12 seniors/students; free for CAF members
Other AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2.0
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