Architecture Chicago self-guided app with audioguide

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Discover the architectural highlights of Chicago on a guided walking tour. See the city's diverse buildings from the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower to the Willis Tower.

Highlights

  • Feel the city's pioneering spirit in architecture on a guided walking tour
  • See the city's diverse buildings from the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower
  • Discover the city's architectural legacy that makes Chicago a global
  • Explore the city's history, culture, and aspirations through its buildings
  • Multi-lingual audio narrations to accompany you every step of the way.

Description

Chicago, often hailed as the birthplace of the skyscraper, boasts a rich architectural heritage that spans over a century of design innovation. The city's skyline is a testament to its pioneering spirit in architecture, featuring a mix of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Here's an overview of Chicago's architectural landscape and the most popular routes to explore its iconic structures. The Chicago Riverwalk and Architecture Boat Tours One of the most captivating ways to experience Chicago's architectural marvels is by taking a boat tour along the Chicago River. These tours offer unique perspectives of the city's diverse buildings, from the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower to the sleek, modernist Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and the postmodern 333 Wacker Drive. The Chicago Riverwalk itself is a vibrant public space, lined with restaurants, bars, and urban art, providing a close-up view of the architectural wonders along the riverbanks. The Loop: The Heart of Chicago's Architectural Wonders Willis Tower Skydeck: Offering panoramic views of the city from its 103rd floor, the Willis Tower was the world's tallest building when it was completed in 1973. The Art Institute of Chicago: Not just a world-class museum, but also an architectural landmark, featuring the modern wing designed by Renzo Piano. Chicago Cultural Center: Known for its stunning stained-glass domes, one of which is the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world. Millennium Park and Surroundings Cloud Gate (The Bean): Anish Kapoor's iconic sculpture reflects the city skyline and the surrounding park. Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Designed by Frank Gehry, this outdoor concert venue is famous for its innovative steel architecture. Crown Fountain: A modern interpretation of traditional gargoyle fountains, featuring LED screens that display residents' faces. Magnificent Mile and Streeterville John Hancock Center: Now known as 875 North Michigan Avenue, this 100-story skyscraper is famous for its distinctive X-bracing exterior and its observatory. The Wrigley Building: A white terra-cotta landmark that exemplifies the city's early adoption of zoning laws, designed to maximize sunlight on the streets below. Historic Districts and Neighborhoods Prairie Avenue Historic District: Offers a glimpse into the city's Gilded Age, featuring mansions of Chicago's early industrialists. Oak Park: Home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in the world, including his home and studio. Modern and Contemporary Marvels Aqua Tower: Designed by Jeanne Gang, known for its undulating balconies that mimic rippling water. The Robie House: One of the finest examples of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie-style architecture, emphasizing horizontal lines and integration with the landscape. Exploring Chicago's architecture reveals the city's history, culture, and aspirations through its buildings.

Includes

Access to the Web Panel to customize your own route Access to the Web Panel as a repository of travel documents Unlimited access to the audio guide Detailed information on points of interest GPS map Pre-established route

Important Information

  • 1. Download our app 'Tourist Road Guides', and now follow these steps: 2. Register with your email, assign a password. 3. It will arrive in your email, confirm your username in your email. 4. You go back to the App, log in with your assigned email and password. 5. You will find a button that says redeem, there is a button that says redeem. Remember, we're here to help.

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