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Architecture in Chicago, Illinois

A Guide for Travelers to Chicago, Illinois


The Sears Tower

The Sears Tower by Bruce Graham (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill)

Photo © Mary Ann Sullivan The Old Colony Building in Chicago, Illinois

The Old Colony Building, 1894, William Holabird and Martin Roche, with Coydon T. Purdy, architects

Photo © Mary Ann Sullivan The William Winslow Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright

The William Winslow Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright

Photo © Steve Estes

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:


Famous Chicago Architects :

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.

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