With WTTW Chicago PBS popular host, producer and Chicago Architecture Foundation docent Geoffrey Baer as your audio tour guide, this interactive walking tour invites you to experience the fascinating architectural history of Chicago’s Loop up close and in person. Starting and stopping at your own pace, you’ll discover why Chicago became an architectural mecca starting in the 1880s. The run-time of the audio tour is approximately 47 minutes.
The Loop is Chicago’s official downtown area, one of the most vital city centers in the world. Join us on an interactive audio walking tour of this great American space. You’ll explore the stunning and world-famous architecture, and the stories and the people behind them.
You’ll learn about architectural giants from the past and present, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Louis Sullivan; Daniel Burnham; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Studio Gang. This immersive and exciting walking tour of Chicago’s famous Loop introduces you to the architecture, architects, art, and artists that have made it one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.
• Take an audio architecture tour with WTTW Chicago’s Geoffrey Baer as he shares facts, stories and unique insights.
• Navigate the tour and city with an interactive map.
• Explore stunning photography of the famous buildings and art works that populate the Loop, and learn about the architects and artists behind them.
• Watch video to go inside this fascinating and treasured city center.
Chicago’s Loop is one of the great American city spaces. Discover its history, architecture, excitement and stories. Take the Loop Tour!