Explore Chicago’s Famous Architecture!
Chicago is home to beautiful architecture and skyscrapers, each containing a rich influence on the city’s history! Explore some of these museums and monuments for breathtaking views!
Enjoy learning about the architectural history of Chicago on the Chicago Architecture River Tour! Hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, float down the Chicago River while learning about famous buildings and their importance to the city skyline. Only an 11 minute walk from Grand Plaza!
Learn about Frank Lloyd Wright, on of Chicago most famous architects, at The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Located in The Rookery, one of Wright’s most dramatic interior designs, visitors are educated on the history of Chicago architecture and offered interactive maps of Frank Lloyd Wright locations around the city. Take a tour of your favorite Wright location! Only a 9 minute walk from 215 West Apartments.
Visit the Glessner House located in the South Loop! Named one of the top house museums by Curbed magazine for 2017, the Glessner House was designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in 1887. The house helped redefine domestic architecture, and the museum now features monthly events such as readings, tours and informational lectures. Only a 6 minute drive from AMLI 900.
Explore the Skydeck at the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower! At 1,353 ft. in the air and 103 stories high, the Skydeck is a 4 foot glass box extension allowing visitors to view across the city. If heights aren’t your idea of fun, check out the Skydeck museum and video presentation Reaching for the Sky. Only an 8 minute walk from 215 West Apartments.