Two Prudential Building by obi1kenobi1
When people talk about Atlanta, people mention a music artist or heaven forbid, call us ‘Hotlanta’. When people think about New York City, they may think about films, entertainment news, world city. When people think about Chicago, I think… well The Bean, but more specifically Chicago’s architecture.
Chicago is a large part of American architecture and the city is a beautiful tour of how its architecture has transformed the early 19th century and help create the skylines that we know today. Chicago proudly holds the first modern skyscrapers built with steel frames and large areas of plate glass.
The architect Louis Sullivan realized that these skyscrapers were a new form of architecture, and soon designed buildings that accentuated height. Sullivan’s new style of architecture became known as ‘Chicago School’.
If you’re ever in Chicago, I know it’s so uncool to look up and marvel at the buildings and look like a total tourist, but look up! It’s amazing to see these gigantic forms of art! They coexist with the humdrum monotony of life and people forget that it is a piece of American history and art!
Here are some of my favorite buildings that I hope you get to see when you visit:
The Reliance Building | 1 West Washington Street
Two Prudential Plaza | 180 North Stetson Avenue
CNA Center | 333 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago Building | 7 West Madison Street
We have a number of Chicago tours available, but if you’re looking for architecture tours, look here.
What’s your favorite skyline or favorite building? Please comment below!