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Chicago Loop / Architecture Tour

Chicago Loop Architecture Tour Map The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Water Taxi Dine Like Gods at The Parthenon, Greektown's Original Restaurant! Chicago Cultural Center Carbide and Carbon Building Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marina City Merchandise Mart James R. Thompson Center Richard J. Daley Center Marshall Field & Company / State Street Reliance Building Carson Pirie Scott & Company Chase Tower and Plaza Federal Center Meli Cafe & Juice Bar -- Live Well, Eat Healthy! Breakfact and Lunch The Monadnock Chicago Board of Trade The Rookery Willis (formerly Sears) Tower Gino's East Sports Bar -- An Upscale Sports Bar by the Family Owners of Gino's East! Bike and Roll Chicago - Fun, Easy and Safe Bike and Segway Tours, plus Bike Rentals Bike and Roll Chicago - Fun, Easy and Safe Bike and Segway Tours, plus Bike RentalsCentral Camera Company Bike and Roll Chicago - Fun, Easy and Safe Bike and Segway Tours, plus Bike Rentals Chicago Water Taxi Chicago Water Taxi Wendella Boat Tours - Chicago's Original Architecture Tour Since 1935! O'Briens Riverwalk Cafe - Casual Dining on the River! Don't Miss The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern & Grill! Cheezborger! Cheezborger! Don't Miss The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern & Grill! Cheezborger! Cheezborger! Carmichael's Steak House -- Chicago Steakhouse Dining at its Best! See Chicago's Top Attractions on a Segway Tour with Absolutely Chicago Segway! Don't Miss The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern & Grill! Cheezborger! Cheezborger!

 

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Elephant & Castle - Your favorite neighborhood pub for dining, drinking & gathering. Three Chicago locations!  Central Camera Company - Chicago's Photographic Headquarters Since 1899!  Chicago Parthenon Hostel is Located in the Heart of Greektown in Downtown Chicago!
O'Briens Restaurant - Part of Historic Old Town For Over 30 Years! 
Book Your Tickets Today and Save $2 One-Way, $4 Round Trip!  Tavern at the Park  Authentic Thai cuisine in the heart of the Loop! 170 West Washington. All you can eat lunch buffet! Open evenings and weekends.  Catch Thirty-Five Seafood and Premium Steaks

This Loop Architecture Tour will give you a good overview of Chicago’s downtown, with a focus on the Loop's architecturally significant buildings.  Whether you're an architecture novice or a serious architecture buff, you'll find this tour of interest.  After all, Chicago is the birthplace of the modern skyscraper and one of the most architectually significant cities in the world. For additional information on Chicago's Loop architecture, stop by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and gift shop at at 224 South Michigan Avenue.  

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1. Chicago Cultural Center Open Web Site   9. Reliance Building  
2. Carbide and Carbon Building     10. Carson Pirie Scott & Co.  
3. Vietnam Veterans Memorial     11. Chase Tower and Plaza  
4. Marina City     12. Federal Center  
5. Merchandise Mart     13. The Monadnock  
6. James R. Thompson Center     14. Chicago Board of Trade  
7. Richard J. Daley Center Open Web Site   15. The Rookery  
8. Marshall Field's / State Street     16. Willis (formerly Sears) Tower Open Web Site

The central business district of Chicago got its nickname “The Loop” from the Elevated (“L”) tracks which encircle the area.  The area is bounded by the Chicago River / Wacker Drive on the north and west, Michigan Avenue to the east and Congress Parkway to the south.  The Loop is easy to navigate, as the streets are laid-out in a very straightforward grid-like fashion.  The intersection of State and Madison is “ground zero”, with street addresses progressively increasing as you move north or south of Madison and east or west of State.

Within the Loop, you’ll get a good feel for the hustle, bustle and strength of Chicago.  Residents of the “City of Big Shoulders” work hard, play hard and take great pride in their city.  Chicago is headquarters to numerous Fortune 500 companies and boasts a broad and diverse economy.  Within this approximately one-square-mile area, you will find great architectural treasures, inspired public art, canyoned city streets, a thriving theater district, numerous restaurant, bars and cafes, and, most importantly, friendly Chicagoans. (Approximate distance of walking tour: 1.75 miles.)

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Gino's East Sports Bar -- An upscale sports bar in the south Loop from the family owners of Gino's East!