MUSEUM GUIDE: Guide to Chicago boat tours: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Tall Ship Windy, Wendella, Seadog — Chicago Tribune

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Wendella to here are lake and tours on local history

Architecture Foundation

Even if taken the Architecture Foundation’s tour-by-river of signature skyscrapers the past, are always structures going and new to learn. a recent docent Wayne pointed out under-reconstruction Wells Bridge (which, other Chicago bridges, uses double-leaf trunnion or seesaw, and Wolf (which has become a between developers new skyscrapers the site the turn the river’s Branch and of existing who don’t to lose nice views).

Galasek, like foundation docents had the of seeing action over years, excelled filling out human drama the towering The struggle Mies van Rohe’s austere a la skyscraper at N. Wabash and his protege Bertrand whose observation there are right angles nature, is embodied in Marina City standing side side. Galasek cleverly described evolution of riverfront’s working-class to prized residences as with Chicago-born Harry Weese its chief

Throughout the tour, one up a array of about Chicago’s politics, history engineering. Galasek with Nelson oft-quoted lines Chicago to woman with broken nose, urging us see the dialogue-in-design contained just a blocks of skyscrapers.


Multiple tours (duration 90 through Nov. Tours depart the boat at the side of Michigan Avenue $37.85 at or architecture.org

Lake and Tour

If want to through what called the continental divide the locks the river the lake, has the for you.

1935, the has combined and education its well-appointed boats. Though offers its river architecture as well a more river experience it’s worth the full minutes (or if there traffic at locks) to in the from river lake and get the breadth of skyline from

The river unlike the Architecture Foundation’s doesn’t cover the North South branches, its jaunt the South allowed guide Orozco to out the of commerce culture contained Samuel Insull’s Opera House, the Lyric and law both have harbor.

Insull whose construction the opera for his is said have inspired similar plotline Citizen Kane, not so He died in Paris 1938.

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On the especially on clear and day, the impact of Ward’s forever clear, and vision for front yard into stunning making Wendella’s tour especially for first-time

Multiple tours (duration 90 through December. depart from boat docks the Chicago at the side of Michigan Avenue $28 at or wendellaboats.com

Lakefront Speedboat

The emphasis more on but if in a Seadog’s half-hour spin along lakeshore provides fast-and-dirty alternative Wendella. (They offer their river architecture everyone wants get into act, apparently.) the brevity speed, tour Liz Vonesh to offer bite-size nuggets the geography Lake Michigan. also pointed architectural features famous buildings, the iconic on the Hancock Center the tubular of the Tower (which, assured us, Chicagoans spell The cruise, Wendella’s, goes far south the museum Vonesh also care to Ward’s vision the lakefront also highlights beaches and buildings north Navy Pier

by going as far North Avenue

Multiple tours (duration 30 Tours depart Navy Pier. at 888-636-7737 seadogcruises.com

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