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    Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks Walking Tour

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    Ever hear of Tiffany Glass? Hope so. You've probably heard about their bracelets. This tour explores the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, in four late 19th Century Chicago landmarks: The Art Institute, The Marquette Building, The Chicago Cultural Center, and Macy's on State Street. Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, vaults and domes, as well as the buildings in which they are housed, recent restoration efforts, and the history behind this dramatic art form. Become familiar with an even more luxurious side of Tiffany's.
    Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks Walking Tour

    111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Enjoy the art glass designed, crafted, or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company
    • Explore The Art Institute, The Marquette Building, The Chicago Cultural Center, and Macy's on State Street
    • Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, and the history behind this dramatic art form
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    Architecture of the Loop Walking Tour

    Get an in-depth look at Chicago Loop architecture on a walking tour that takes you inside landmark buildings in the design-rich city. Appreciate the interiors of the Marshall Fields Building, Chase Tower, Chicago Cultural Center and more, plus see public art by Chagall and Picasso. Stroll through elegant lobbies, under glittering domes and into the sprawling network of Chicago Pedway tunnels. Your expert guide shares insights about the city's diverse architectural styles and history, bringing the details of the Windy City into vivid focus. Your tour starts out as you meet your guide at Chase Tower to start your exploration of the Loop's interior architecture. Expect to walk a half mile (0.8 km) during an easy 2-hour walking tour with plenty of stops. Your guide shares expertise in architecture, design, art history and history, and provides participants with iPads that show archival images such as maps, historic photos and documentary video clips. Walk through the Marshall Field's Building, where you'll see famous elements of this iconic edifice, including its beautiful atrium and a Tiffany & Co-designed mosaic ceiling. Ponder the design of the very modern Block 37 complex, situated in the heart of the Loop at a trend-setting location where the city's first skyscrapers and supermarkets were built. See the extensive public plaza, which sits at the geographic center of the Chicago Loop and features Marc Chagall's Four Seasons mural. Admire another famous piece at Daley Plaza: the untitled Chicago Picasso sculpture, which stands 50 feet (15 meters) tall and was the Windy City's first piece of public art. Look at the city through the lens of the Chicago Pedway system -- a network of ground-level concourses, tunnels and bridges that connects buildings throughout Chicago's central business district. Discover how to maneuver through the Pedway and find your way from underneath the downtown. Your tour concludes at the Chicago Cultural Center, a landmark building where you see a magnificent stained glass dome. It was completed in 1897 and originally was Chicago's first central public library. Afterward, say farewell to your guide and make your way to your next destination.
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    Architecture of the Loop Walking Tour

    10 S Dearborn St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a guided tour of Chicago's breathtaking architecture
    • Visit the trend-setting Block 37 complex, home of the city's first skyscrapers
    • See the stunning mosaic ceiling of the Marshall Field's building
    • Explore the Pedway system, a network of tunnels and concourses between buildings
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    Composition in the Field (Chicago Cultural Center)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
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    Composition in the Field (Chicago Cultural Center)

    78 E Washington St, Chicago

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Chicago
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    Pedway "Explorers" Tour (Winter)

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    Spanning nearly five miles through underground corridors, building concourses, food courts, train stations, and sky-bridges, Chicago's Pedway is the city's secret weapon against harsh winters. In this case, it also serves as an urban safari. Traveling through these corridors, you'll learn the history behind the pedway system, covering the unique terrain without the worry of the outdoors. On the way, visit unique locales like City Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, and Macy's. Listen to the entertaining stories about Chicago's explosive past and its interesting characters. The coolest part is you'll be doing all of this underground!
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    Pedway "Explorers" Tour (Winter)

    111 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Hear entertaining stories featuring the buildings along, below, and above the Chicago Pedway
    • Learn about the city's explosive past and its most fascinating characters
    • Explore this unique system of underground corridors and building concourses
    • Travel around the city without ever needing to step outside into the Chicago winter
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    History Indoor Walking Tour

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    During this "Urban Safari", learn about the history of Chicago and by use of our special tour map, navigate nearly 1 and ¼ miles of this unique urban terrain. Along the way, you will enjoy stops at some of Chicago's best historical destinations including; Chicago Cultural Center, Macy's Department Store, Daley Center, City Hall and the Thompson Center. At the Cultural Center, you will view the world's largest Tiffany Dome while listening to stories about the Tiffany family of New York. Only one block away you will view the world's largest Tiffany Ceiling in Macy's Department Store. The Daley Center is replete with stories of Chicago's past and present not to mention the spot leading to the demise of the infamous "Blues Mobile" featured in the "Blues Brothers" movie. All tours include a intermission restroom stop and treat along the way!
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    History Indoor Walking Tour

    151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Learn the true story of Chicago's history and how Lake Michigan transformed into one of the world's leading alpha cities.
    • Listen to gripping tales of Chicago's history
    • Viewing dozens of carefully chosen archive photos in their personal view books
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    Loop Interior Architecture Tour

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    Step inside magnificent lobbies, corridors, and the underground Pedway System for an in-depth look at architecture and a personal, cultural approach to experiencing downtown. Great for any time of year, you'll stay indoors for most of the walking tour. Highlights include a historic department store, a skyscraper church, the infamous Block 37, and the sparkling mosaics of the Chicago Cultural Center. You will also engage with photos and video clips on shared iPads, while a live tour guide shares expert commentary on this architectural and historical tour.
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    Loop Interior Architecture Tour

    140 S. Dearborn St, Chicago

    • Take an in-depth look at the architectural interiors of several Chicago landmarks
    • Explore the famous underground Pedway system
    • Engage with photos and video clips at each location
    • Uncover Chicago's marvelous history through architecture
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    The Pedway Tour

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    The Pedway is one of Chicago's most misunderstood and enigmatic places. Tour this unique walkway known for connecting some of the city's major buildings. Enjoy a mile of walking, escalators, stairs, and revolving doors filled with ups and downs. You'll learn about everything from architecture to instances of Tiffany glass, while immersing yourself in all the quirky facts and details about the pedway. It's a great way to learn intimate knowledge that even Chicago natives may not know. And, if afterwards you're hungry, stop at one of the seven Dunkin' Donuts The Pedway has to offer!
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    The Pedway Tour

    The Loop, Chicago

    • See the Chicago Pedway while gaining a new perspective of this iconic location
    • Be led by a local, knowledgeable tour guide who knows all the area's ins and outs
    • Enjoy a 90 minute, mile-long walk through this all indoor location that connects many buildings
    • Learn a variety of interesting and quirky facts about this strange urban space
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