Self-Guided Walking Tour of Chicago

19th Century Skyscrapers


Start from Introduction & Manhattan Building (exterior), Chicago

Duration 95-100 min

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About 🔎

Hello, everyone! I'm Mike McMains, professional Chicago tour guide specialised in architecture, design, and history of Chicago. You can discover all of my offerings on my website, Chicago is the country's architectural capital and the birthplace of the skyscraper. This tour focuses on tall buildings from the 19th century, innovative designs, beautiful architectural details, and hidden stories. Come explore some of the world's oldest skyscrapers with me!

Created by Mike

Highlights ✨

Introduction & Manhattan Building (exterior)

Old Colony Building (exterior)

Fisher Building (exterior)

Monadnock Building (interior)

Monadnock Building (exterior)

Site of the Home Insurance Building (interior)

Rookery Building (exterior)

Rookery Building (interior)

Marquette Building (exterior)

Marquette Building (interior)

Sullivan Center (exterior close)

Sullivan Center (exterior across the street)

Chicago Building (exterior)

Reliance Building (exterior close & interior)

Reliance Building (exterior across the street) & Conclusion

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