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Art Deco Skyscrapers Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop and Tour Center

224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60604

Chi board trade

Chicago Board of Trade. Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Foundation.


Art Deco was a popular, modern style whose lavish materials and geometric ornament epitomized the prosperity and optimism of the Roaring 20s. On this guided tour, see how the style enriches the soaring exteriors and opulent interiors of some of the city's most beautiful skyscrapers.

Learn the origins of Art Deco and discover the popular motifs that are its hallmarks around the world while admiring such landmark buildings as the Chicago Board of Trade Building, One LaSalle St. Building and Field Building (now the Bank of America Building).