TIMES: Friday and Saturday at 4:00PM. The tour is 90 minutes and is 20$.
EXPECTATIONS: About a mile of walking, easy pace. We are outdoors most of the time so definitely dress for the weather. We are wandering city streets and all that entails – curbs, noise, etc.,
DESCRIPTION: Ok, you’re not sure what you want? Pedway, Creatures, Disasters?? Margaret! Just show me Chicago, show me the Loop. Fill me in. Tell me what’s up. Highlights. Lowlights. Stop lights. Let’s do this!
Let’s! Come with me, we walk all around, we talk skyscrapers and rich people and fancy hotels and art and we see and hear and smell the city and we walk down State Street and talk about Ayn Rand sometimes or who knows what could happen. Sometimes I cry talking about Louis Sullivan so just come with me, we’ll have the best time, I promise.
START LOCATION: Harold Washington Library – 400 S. State – meet me right in the lobby, I’ll have my red baseball cap on so you’ll know who I am!
FINISH LOCATION: Randolph & Michigan (usually).
She has a brilliant way of explaining complicated things in a concise and humorous manner (I now know what postmodernism means in architecture, which is something I thought I’d never hear myself say!) If that sounds like a dry subject matter, it isn’t – if you take this tour, you’ll get a whirlwind history of the architecture of Chicago and discover some of the larger than life characters that shaped the building of the city. – Mike from the UK