Chicago Architecture Tour

If you get the chance to visit Chicago, I recommend taking a sunset architecture tour by boat.  Since my husband is from Chicago, we’ve been many times and always wanted to do the boat tour.  We finally made it and it was sensational!

The tour begins right by Trump Tower.  If you go early, you can hang by the dock and watch the water taxis pass.

Chicago Water Taxi |
Chicago water taxi.
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And we’re off!
Trump Tower |
Trump Tower
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333 West Wacker Drive. This Building’s postmodern facade was designed to mimic the the river which shines green from algae.
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Merchandise Mart. Art Deco Building which began as a wholesale warehouse and is currently a designer showcase venue.
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Aqua Tower’s balconies were designed to look like water dripping down the sides of the building. This is also where we stayed this last trip and it was a glorious hotel. The interior is just as interesting as the exterior. Photo Credit: Chicago Architecture Foundation.
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Lake Point Tower stands furthest West of all buildings. It is a residential building designed to give all units an unobstructed 180 degree view.
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Port that allows boats in and out of the lake at scheduled times and is otherwise used for larger boats to turn around.
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300 S Wacker building facade was redone to include giant mural of a map of the Chicago River. That bright spot in the middle represents a pin in the location of the building.
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Spectacular views of the sunset.
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Back at Trump to finish off the tour.
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Sunset boat rides couldn’t possibly be more romantic. Thanks for planning this wonderful excursion my love!

I hope you get the chance to experience this tour first hand!


Kate Thakkar

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