Chicago, Illinois is known for its architecture and has long been connected with some of architecture's most important names: Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and Holabird & Root. Follow these links for a virtual tour of must-see architecture in Chicago.
Must-See Buildings in Chicago:
- Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower)
- Farnsworth House (near Chicago)
- The Old Colony Building
- The Marquette Building
- Leiter Building (II) (Sears, Roebuck & Company Building)
- The Robie House
- The Rookery
- The Arthur Heurtley House
- Frank Lloyd Wright Home
- Frank Lloyd Wright Studio
- Frank W. Thomas House
- Nathan G. Moore House
- William Winslow Residence
Famous Chicago Architects :
- Daniel Burnham
- Bruce Graham
- William Holabird
- William Le Baron Jenney
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- Louis Henri Sullivan
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Learn More About Architecture in Chicago:
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Site includes a virtual walking tour past famous skyscrapers.
Plan Your Chicago Itinerary:
For excellent tours of Chicago architecture, visit the National Register of Historic Places. You'll find maps, photographs, historical information, and travel recommendations.
Choose a Historic Chicago Hotel:
If you'd like to stay in a historic landmark building, you'll be interested in the following hotels.
- Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. Built in 1927, the centrally-located 14-story hotel is known for its lavish Crystal Ballroom.
- Deer Path Inn. Located 30 miles north of Chicago in Lake Forest, this stately Tudor is modeled after a 15th-century English Manor House.
Look for Special Offers in Chicago:
For special offers and helpful visitor information, explore the Chicago pages here at About.com.