Chicago architecture, nautical style

Chicago’s iconic skyline is counted among one of the world’s most recognizable. High-rise buildings have been defined (and redefined) in Chicago―it really is the birthplace of the skyscraper. The Chicago River, snaking through the heart of the city, is the perfect place to experience architecture in a truly special fashion.

Take in some of the world’s most striking skyscrapers while learning about the evolution of Chicago’s architectural styles and the famous turn-of-the-century Chicago School. Throughout the years, most of the world’s most prominent building designers have worked in Chicago―it’s the most important city in North America when it comes to built landscapes and architecture.

Dozens of Chicago’s most notable buildings are nestled along the banks of the Chicago River, which weaves through downtown from Lake Michigan. This makes a boat tour of the city’s architecture an ideal way to learn the stories of the city. Float under moveable bridges along the river as you crane your neck and look skyward. Get up close to jaw-dropping buildings like the John Hancock Center, the AON Center, the Trump Tower and the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the United States. Seeing truly is believing.
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Public Chicago, The Peninsula Chicago, and The Park Hyatt Chicago.

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